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"The grand object of Masonry is, to promote the happine 

of the human race."— 'Washington. 



NO. 9. 


'ublication Office adjoining that of the Grand Seere 
! copy, 

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RAT E S F . 


(Drnnb ©ffiavs' ptjiartntent. 


Grand Master 

OS. J. Turner, Freeport, I 

Deputy Grand Matter. 

J. R. Gori.n, Decatur, llln 

Grand /%VP.Kst 

Gratul Puissant of Grand Council. 
OSuk H. Mni>, Esq., Auditor's Office, Springfield 

Capt. Wji. H.To»!reB,49 Late street, Chicago. 
Deputy Grand Commander. 

fustntss piu'ctori). 

.. rry s 

Eugene L. Ihioss, Spnmtheld, Sangamon Co. 
Hatwart. i. KrirutLi. ulncy. 

Blackberry Station, Kane Co. 

. P. 11. Bil'.MWELL, t 

tC. LA.NrULRi.C-iile-buii:. 

. French. Lebanon. 

All in u Kin nil. L. t'lliey. 

l-'.il'MMN JoNt.S, M. IX. 

-•„f the 

The Coming Meetings. 
This issue finds us in worse health than wo have 
been in for years. Yet we hope to have our De- 
partment of Work well organized. It is now a 
vast affair. The reception of.Rcturns and dues 
from 460 to 600 Bodies— our Annual Account— soe- 
ng after the business of Committees— answering 
nany questions — keeping the m\ 
oral bodies, malting and issuing 
and other orders, with things " 
mention," make up a programme of care, labor, 
risk and anxiety, which have heretofore given us 
little or no rest or sleep for four or five days and 
nights, and is now largely increased on our hands. 
We hope to go through the whob»as beenmeth our 
reputation, to the satisfaction of all our brethren, 
and to the increased advantage and honor of our 

As to the business of the Grand Lodge, or the in- 
tentions of any parties, we really know but little, 
except as we learn from others. 

During the year, we, aad we hope the most of 
our Illinois brethren.have labored for harmony and 

peace. As one studiously and actively 

for the good of Masonry, we tender this advice: 
Come together determined to act-by the plumb, 
meet upon the level and part upon the square. 
Let no unkind expressions, no intemperate, unjust 
or acrid spirit escape from you. We counsel that 
the regular and necessary business only be trans- 
acted, that the present state of affairs remain- 
undisturbed, that little or no allusions be made to 
past events, and let us see what ,one_ more year 


it day of August last, th< 

of the TROWE 



gon am 

Circulation I 


j October Trowel will be from five to ten days be- 
time to oivible us to give the proceedings of the 

Sir John Shepley, 

nander of St. John's Encampment, K. T., Provi- 
e, R. I-, honored 11- with a call last week; oar infer- 

able and entertaining c 


ity ' 

JlilCM Mi 

•K.T., r. 

Sir W. \V. In'iitciiell, 3i 3 , Mu Diar Sir KUdnd Bio.: I re- 
ceived your proof copy of "Tactics arid Drill' some time 
since and read it, and with Sir Knight Stevens, compared 
„ w.t'hWELcti's. It was then my intention to write you 
immediately, but official business interposed, and, to 
tell the truth; I forgot it, 

I have,' to-day, received the bound copy with your 

When Sir Orrin published his be ^eht me a copy, and 
after examining it I gave it my approval, as it, Us jar as 
it noes, agrees mainly with the form 1 have been accus- 
... <■„..„, triangles as G. M. 

beautiful, and brings 
il more military than 

Your book meets my entire approbation in all its 
parts, and I am very glad you have published it, as I 
trust it will be adopted, ;,ud .-tu.iied and followed, in all 
Commanderies. and then wo shall have uniformity and 

Yours, Fraternally, _„„ 

Distinguished brethren are expected 

Back Subscriptions 

lie- "f next mouth, will b, 
Inscriptions by the Repi 

k ; we frnter- 

Macon Lodge No. 8. 

Donation, and both 

the Lodge and Bro. Gorin, supposed i 
done now, making the donation 51,0 
the Lodge, may prosperity attend the 

W. Bro. W. B. Bateham, 

Master Garden City Lodge No. 141, Chicago, has also 
dded $10 to the press fund, making it $1,017.8-2. Bro. 
I., you have stood for the right, all along. You have 
billed and struggled against misfortune yourself, have 
.reserved your manhood and temper— and, may yau 
lever want a friend, and may your latter days be your 


To Bro. Burgoyne of St. Louis, for a copy of a paper, 
containing a notice of the proceedings f the Grand 
Lodge of Canada. 

To Bro". JosEru Covell, Jay Bridges, Me., for copy pro- 
ceedings of the Grand Lodge of that State. 

To Rev. Bro. G. \V. Pendleton, Principal of the Bergen 
Institute, for the Annual Catalogue of the Institution. 

To Past G. Secretary Doyi.e, of Providence, Rhode 
Island, for a copy of his Inaugural Address as Mayorof 
that city. 

To Sir Knight J. Frank Golly of St. Louis, for copies 
of the Rules and Regulations of St. Louis Commandery 
of the G. G. Chapter, Grand 
Laws and St, Louis Royal 

Proverb— He that repea-.eth a matter, separateth perj, 




,JEme resided at Clinton, Iowa, who 
he was Master of the I .. ^.lir*-. 

,-,, enument-. «■■■"■■ '■<■•■ ' * 

I r hod " ill" '""" '" ' l "" '"■ r "' '''"" 

"";";"vm»k :,.vl cming »,.!,... ■""Hi l"l'"'-" 
r "' '•' Ms mi,' we transfer them ,vi,h K l ' cl>t readiness tr 


be^ofWertiaStor Lodge No. 100, of this city, on th. 

r ,, ;;r ,,„.«.ofW. M EH 1""" : . .. 

der nil the circumstances, few M 

them a better disciplined I."dni\ "rone, the yoiingei 

which have lmd the degrees conferred 

my blethers, my thongl 
faithfully and dutifully "P 
their ready aid. and enuloti 
of our fust organization, a 
concerning the different 

feeling of prid. p- " 

I often do, tli-- ' \p: --'■' 

Whhhjis, It has pleas-d ill- 

Via is I 

held ".'he nld rites ol "I 

hand has i 

Worshipful Master and its late Jlinioi 

mples alike of Masonic proficiency, and of excellence 
- members of society. 

„, ... v r u:el tie- ' raftsmen meincionl. a" 

I '' ' i ' , H r 

II I hit !■■■ ' - ™'X 0U what all 
c-laim,' \Vi-d.''ni. sVia'alitt, and Ueaoty.' 

'jft.efr.-d. That going as they do '-'- 
usclilliic-s. ,.,„■ l, r ..,i. ,,.. 
tv l..s|no.-oials el 

;i;e,TJ""ll-e , . l '*t" l - l »''i« n 'l'a | lloder the .1 

ll„.. Grand Master ot the Universe, ounu.- 
8 To which resolutions, W. M. Rise responded 
" My brethren, I cannot pass this additional 

coming as I know it do,-,: y..ut l..-:,„s. w„h..n. 

tendering vou my heartfili i hanks for the lavo, »,tl, 

wholiyon verreee I my cnm.s to p,.,,,o,e 

the g 1 of our Lodge. The occasion wl„H, calls,.., a 

few 'Itt.t wo .Is - from pe,s..n- in any position, i- .an a 
sad one, and now relating as it dees. f. a ...palate." 
between us, on one side a- Ma-tor. ,.n II-- •'.•'•' a- tie 
•power behind the throne.- I.: ,„g-«,t!,„ad.l,io. sad- 
ness from the little time «e have had to eonside, upon 
it, but it also brings that pleasure which is only 
known to those who nude i -t-o.l the nature i.l appr.-ei- 
ated efforts. Yon will bear with me as 1 cast a retio- 
speetive glance over the time whi.-h we have p i—d to- 
gether in our Masonic connections, and tl ork »o 

l,„ ve here done. Coming together as we originally 
did from nearly as manv stale, a. tlo-te were members 
of the Lodge, itwas not at .11 singular that Hole "huilM 
be a conflict of method, and vai n-ty ..I -y-t.-io.. in » nt-- i 
each thought that his mode of w.-rl og w • - 
preferable to all others. I say it « - ■■-..- ■' 

sonically orotherwise, are very apt t.. io H . en--- •■ . al 
ter opinions and to leave its index even 
ments. This being 
ercise my prcrogat 
to my ritual, and 
work To be sure, itwas a task for yon, to tlu.iw a-ide. 
in a measure, nil the teachings of your former instruc- 
tors, and commence, as it were a hew lesson, but the 
ready manner in which niv request was obeyed, shows 
how eager vou wero to promote that 'harmony which 
is the strength of all institutions, more especially this 
ofours. The success whi-h »■■ liavo i uitli. and 

l| l fa.„ - - ■ 

.deaiest which my memory recalls, and amid tl 
res and anxieties ol l.usnns., tin. has been a spot t 

other pleasures, albeit 

gratification unbounded by 

with a large weight of responsibility 

"farewell. And in doing so, my brothers, it is my fe 
hope, that the blessings of peace, harmony and ofl 

■cllC-l and 

iii.^-li I 

May you all ho, 

ing, while you 1 

i gavel in 

peace which passotli understand 
d when you shall obey the sount 
ids of our Supreme Grand Mas 
ihor on earth to refreshment n 

"Heaven be praised that our peace is thus 
protected ; for blindness were exceeding gain 
where sight comes of such ruinous cost. To 
learn the devil is to unlearn so much of God, it 
seems. I verily believe the soul that presses 
not upwards with tireless endeavor invites dam- 
nation, and innkesof life a sneering and pitiful 
p.. I. We betray ourselves; wo squander our 
spiritual advttntagesiwe scoff at our^aith— sneer- 
ing at excellence in our daily walks and conver- 
sations. -There is no health in us,' Bishop— the 
Lain of death scents our footprints— every day 
ff am shocked by the blighting emptiness of the 
human heart. But why could I not have been 
spared the knowledge of this? Are my affec- 
tions so dangerously corrupt, that I have need 
of the bitter potion ? The prayer of the Publi- 
can is doubly mine. You are then, cousin, this 
abandoned profligate, and yet your handsome 
face has losl to. no of its serenity V How much 
1 l.:.„ 1.. i mii.t be the heart when villainies publish 

fully on the surface? Merciful 

God pity you, and pity us all." 

" Amen," responded the Bishop, impressively. 

" Thank you for your prayers," returned his 

Grace, " but I am losing strength and must 

balance my accounts with life speedily. Pour 

me a swallow of brandy if you please." 

'■ Knowing all the facts, as I was saying, it 
seemed an easy matter to make of them swift 
instruments to my desperate intentions. And 
upon this conviction l/bricated, and had lml- 
'tat'ed in the hand writing of Sir Gcber Mortimer, 
a series of letters— expressed in inuerido and 
ambiguous hints at intrigue, thatimpliedaclear 
knowledge of Helen's seduction— which through 
the assistance of a trusty confidant, were suc- 
cessfully conveyed to your hands without be- 
traying the least clue to their true authorship. 
It would seem that I did not miscalculate their 
affect a- 1 have 1 n informed they were made 

-'lli, -v were, and more is the pity, for they 
were thus cm|.l.-\-d wilh absolute knowledge of 

' Finally, brethren. I 
comfort, be of one mi 

lie perfect, he < 

a require an I 

Unexpected as was my tits, appoint-,. itotheOrien 
al Chair, and unprepared as 1 was for . tie fnlf.llmen 

Win. HicHa-Geu. Kansoni. 

Pebu, * August If*, 1804. 
other land marl: has fallen. Ilro. 
I years old, and a Mason ax years, 
Hie lalh, and was buried by our 

Vm. Hicks, who v. 
departed this lif 
Lodge yesterday 
Last month we 
grecs on Bro. T. 
Army, who was 

i ..on. it de- 
nted States 
our Lodge 

I'coul'i re, we ianied him to Ottawa, and gave 

dm the orders of Knighthood, all of which was highly 
ppreeinted by the young General. 


G. W. I.lMNiiEIi. 

mid I doubt not disgust our 
adviser. But there was a 
your scheme which had 

conspicuous defect 
proved fatal to it hud I been 

o What was that, pray tell? for, in very wick- 
edness, I had flattered myself of its perfection/' 
demanded the dying man with unseemly curi- 

-It was an anachronism. The writer was 
placed in London and given personal knowl- 
edge of the social occurrences of the times ; 
whereas, Sir Geber, who was with myself on 
the continent, had been absent for more than a 
year ; and therefore, could have taken no part 
in domestic transactions. I had inmy heart no 
fault to find with Mortimer ; he was a man 
whose personal graces and heroic qualities had 
won my admiration ; but, notwithstanding, such 
was my confidence in your nubility, whose blood 
rises in the sceptered bights of majesty, and 



, .ovel with the crown through many 

generations, that I preferred your suit of ray 
daughter's hand to all others. Pride and ambi- 
tion mingled with this sentiment more than I 
had, at that time, the virtue to realize ; and 
thus enchanted, I fell into your snare with most 
perfidious disregard of justice. Oh how bitterly 
have I been chastized fur my folly- The dis- 
missal of SirGcber was a step, made in defiance 
of conscience, in contempt of the sweetest and 
purest reality of life, and that it should have en- 
tailed upon mo every conceivable misery is no 
more than I ought to have expected." 

"Come unto me all ye that are weary and 
heavy laden and I will give you rest," saith the 
Savior, "God, although he is just, is likewise 
infinitely merciful." "Though your sins be 
as scarlet, yet shall they become white as 
snow." continued the Bishop, compassionately. 
"I realize how severely you have been tried-, 
and as clearly your present elevation of spirit. 
Through great losses you have won infinitely 
greater game. OfcTO « xxlK'J De: Xhs 
fruits of wisdom generally blossom in adversity, 
and ripen in loss. Let us keep it ever in remem- 
brance that the blossom must fade before the 
fruit can be realized. The charm which the 
child covets, the man misprizes ; and that which 
absorbs our highest worldly moments, the An- 
gels discard as dross. Well may we thank God 
for trifles and for chaff. But in the harvest- 
time, and in the day when our souls sock their 
delights in heaven, we may heartily rejoice that 
both are scattered. The chaff and the trifle are 
no less than riches and honors ; the world must 
die out of the heart, before the heavenly is born 
in it. When once the sinner has experienced 
the sweets of humility, he has great reason to he 

"Somewhat strengthened in body, but pain- 
ful reflections crowd upon my mind in awful 
succession. There is within me a sense of sink- 
ing, I must not delay. Come nearer, cousin, it 
tires me to speak so loud." 

Lord Novell moved his chair close beside the 
bed, and the Bishop got up and walked into the 
adjoining room. 

"Our eminent friend is aware of what I am 
about to confess, and has too much delicacy to 
listen to its recital. What beautiful sensibility! 
If all men were like him there would be no need 
of locks, and inventions of torture." 

"I had received such encouragement from 
you that upon the dismissal of Mortimer, I 
made haste to press my suit with cousin Ruth 
She listened to my dissimulations-my wicked 
pretentions of love, and how long I had been 
silently, but passionately devoted to her-with 
most sympathizing courtesy, until I committed 
the indiscretion of disparaging her former lover 
when she refused to listen longer, and seemed 
of a sudden to divine the baseness of my eon- 
duct. A few hasty words were exchanged be- 
tween us. She accused me. I protested my 
innocence. She requested me to leave her pres- 
ence • I took out my pistol and swore I would 
never go out alive," unless she acceded to my 
wishes. But all was of no avail. I hud my 
weapon down on the deal-table, and kneeling 
before her, entreated with overwrought ex- 
pression of feeling, begging her to accept me 

er intuitions easily pene- 
trated my disguises; and finding myself baffled 
at every step-as if scorned and hated-my evil 
passions becoming aroused, I openly accused 
U- of impure intimacy with her dismissed 
lover, and attempted to compromise her by 
force!" ._ 

" Oh ! may God have mercy on you . ex- 
claimed Nevell, frantically. 'And how did my 
daughter escape?" 

"With strength that seemed almost superhu- 
man she broke from my grasp-seised my pis- 
■ ul cocking it, and pointing it at me, forced 
t. of the palace! The next day I heard 
of her sudden illness from which she never fully 
■ercd 1 So you see it, was not alone her 
grief at the loss of Sir Gebcr Mortimer that 
crushed her -, but the shocking effect of my own 
infamous conduct contributed all that was ne- 
cessary to make that irremediably fatal!" 

Lord Nevell was painfully afflicted by this 
intelligence, and arose and walked the room, 
wringing his hands as if his heart would break. 
At length, in a desponding tone, he exclaimed : 
" What must be the misery of the damned when 
God permits the innocent and pure to be tor- 
tured in this cruel way. My poor, poor mur- 
dered Ruth ! This is another bitter fruit jarred 
on her life by my own impious touch. With 
such burdens pressing upon them, it is no won- 
der the delicate threads of life snap asunder. 
Can I ever be forgiven for my own blindness 
and cruelty. When there is no power on earth 
toshlld the innocent, God, in, very compassion, 
takes them to himself. 0, what a power is love! 
how Godlike its quality! How much stronger 
than the strength of Hercules is its beautiful 
tenacity. Even sorrow cannot bind it— the 
grave cannot sever its hold ; nor can time no., 
it to stone. And' there are also miscreants that 
ape its graces-making of foetid breath a non- 
lilitude of its heavenly beauty, and thus al- 
e the trusting into the jaws of the pit ! 
" My daughter never betrayed this rudeness, 
and yet, I remember well the day when her 
strength suddenly failed her. 0, why, cousin, 
did God ever permit one bom of the race of 
kings to do a deed so execrably mean and loath- 
some ! We boast of our nobility as if the dower 
of the graces came of our extraction ; but it is a 
fatal patent, whose seal bears the impress of the 
aching palms of hell— another name for a curse, 
which like the mark of Cain, permits no one to 
destroy us, yet wears and wears, and, corrupts 
,nd corrupts, until the original imago of Di- 
vinity is withered and rotted out of our hearts, 
and our crowns and coronets hiss like nests of 
serpents. There is more glory in one good deed 
than in all the distinctions of the world, cousin. 
Our titles satirize us and publish our follies; 
and when wo die they are heaped on our coffins 
as witnesses against us unto the resurrection! 
It is the humble man, the poor laborer, who 
toils for his pittance and breaks his hard earned 
bread in thankfulness, whom the grim ferryman 
smiles upon as he nears the shadowy barge, and 
whom the angels unveil their glad faces to wel- 
come on the distant shore." 

•• I am hardly able longer to follow the con- 
nection of ideas-tho shadows seem to deepen; 
and something like a strong hand presses upon 

my throat. O. it is awful to die-awful! Ruth 
was very generous never to expose my vileness. 
I was assured she would not. The day follow- 
ing this occurrence I wrote her a letter, threat- 
ening her in the most infamous terms, in case 
she betrayed me, and received in answer this 
message, which I have preserved with super- 
stitious care. They were probably the last 
words ever penned by her hand, and well might 
I feel their sanctity. Twice I sought to com- 
mit it to the flames, but could not. The sense 
of a swift wind, like the beating of a heavy 
lb, smote upon my ear and extinguished my 
tape°r I was bewildered and chilled by this 
mysterious circumstance, and returned the let- 
ter to my iaeritoi,: where it has been secreted 
ever since until a few minutes before your ar- 
rival this evening. If y°» "ill permit me to 
transfer it to your care and pardon me— OH. 
par — don — " 

" You are forgiven— freely, without reserve 
do I forgive you, and may God also forgive." 

"Thanks-my work is finished," said his 
Grace with feeble imperfect utterance, and 
died. , „ , 

Lord Nevell stepped to the door and called 
the Bishop, who summoned his attendants to 
dispose of the body. 

"When will you appoint for the funeral'.'" 
nquired Nevell. 

-It was his request to be borne to his last rest 
ing place on Sabbath, at midday-the day and 
hour of his birth 

" Poor fellow ! Thus passeth away the glo- 
ries of the world, Bishop. What a comment 
upon our pride, and exquisite lives of distinc- 
tion- with all our advantages of birth, and ed- 
ucation, and effort, and assumption, we rise but 
"Very truly," my Lord Bishop, but thisniguts 
lessons have shown me that the often quoted 
and seemingly apposite aphorisms of Horace ; 
Integer vitas seeleresque punis, 
Non egitmauris jaoulis nee area, 
Nee veninatis gravida sngittis 
Fuscie pharetra— 
is not true It is the blameless that need the 
strongest defences. I am taxed beyond my 
strength and must now leave you. Good night 

„ ln,end. I am 'greatly indebted to you for 

your kindly ministrations to the deceased, as 
well as to myself. Good night." 

mt deserving your gratitude. Good 
night my brother. May we expect you here to- 

' Yes, Deovolenfe." 

'God's blessings attend you." 

' Amen." . . 

It was on account of Ruth's letter which he 
held unread in his hand, that caused Lord Ne- 
vell to hastenhis return to his own palace. He 
was anxious to get at its contents, but so saored 
did he feel the confidence that had placed this 
missile in bis hand, that he shrank from open- 
ing it in the presence of others. On reaching 
Nevell House, he ordered the coachman to put 
up his horses and went straightway to his pri- 
vate chamber and locked the door after him. 
It was several minutes before he could com- 
mand sufficient resolution to commence tins ex- 
citing investigation. 



became agitated with many doubts concei 

the propriety of learning the details of a 
currence that had been kept so inviolably secret, 
even though he had permission of the party f 
whom confidence had been most importan 
Aftersome reflection, however, he arrived i 
the conclusion tied Ins daughter could haven 
motive in withholding tin- knowledge of th 
painful matter from himself, excepting so far: 
it affected the interests of her cousin ; and thus 
fortified, he proceeded t ^ « unf-dd the epistle which 
ran as follows: 

Coosm:— Your strange note distresses me, even mow 
than the hateful conduct lo which it refers. I am over 
whelmed witli grief which lainm i^c would fail to inti- 
mate. Oh! how is it possible for one, so nobly fashion 
ed, and born of a mother so pure, gentle, and saintly 
to descend to such acts of baseness? Your cruelty 
Richard, has severed my heart from every earthly tie- 
extinguished every sentiment hut pity and fear. I feai 
for you, that you areso vile; and pity the world whoiv 
your vileness corrupts ! Sleep has not visited my eyei 
since you went from me ; nor has my poor broken hear 
ceased to plead with Infinite Mercy for your deliver 
ance; and yet sometimes it seems a wickedness to ash 
God to forgive one who has so desperately despised and 
squanderedhis precious gifts! .Still, so long as I hav» 
life, I will intercede for you. Have you forgotten you 
noble mother in Heaven? Oh! how immeasurably he 
peace must be impaired while her clear eyes turn upoi 
your career of folly. It was her loving, womanly cart 
that watched over yrmr tender years ; :md yet the sweet- 
est love that ever warmed the purest womanly heart 
were not too precious to be sacrificed to your lust. How- 
awful the thought! My dear Father— may Heaven for- 
give him for his misapprehension of duty— had previ- 
ously taxed my powers of endurance to the utmost : but 
I could have outlived all tliat lie blindly caused me to 
suffer, and have been to him in his age and helplessness 
—although never so sad and cheerless— a comforter and 
companion, finding sweet pe.-e-e m the offices of affec- 
tion, and in concealing from his knowledge my inef- 
faceable distress- But your rudeness, cousin, heaped 
upon the burden of grief thus visited upon me, will 

reive, with attempting my dishonor, even while the 
breath of your professions of love was still warm, but 
now you stoop to threaten vie in case 1 publish your 
conduct! Was ever man fallen so low, since Christ's 

You i 

shocked at your depravity that t could : 
the strength, oven were I ever so much i: 
close it. I will endure it with n 
me, or share the agony it inflicts, 
glean it out of my heart. 
Adieu ; may God's spirit still strive with you. 

"Poor child!" sighed Nevell, as he folded 
the epistle ami deposited* it on the mantel, "well 
might she ajlude to her father's misapprehen- 
sion of duty. I would give all that I have in 
this world and become a beggar in the street, to 
be enabled to recall the misapprehension that 
occasioned the dismissal of Sir Geber Mortimer. 
And this cousin Richard, is ho whom my am- 
bition sought to intrude as a balm to a broken 
heart. O monstrous stupidity! The wisdom 
of selfish man, is like that of the clog in the fa- 
ble, who dropped his meat to snap at its shadow 
in the stream. Why should I grieve, but that 
my full heart bubbles over; for grief can recall 
nothing but the deed it laments, and that were 
ten fold misery. Her sweet face comes back to 
me in my sleepand smiles and kisses this bleach- 
ing head, and thus cheats mo into a forgetful- 
ness of her loss and wrongs. Oh impotent illu- 
sion! Yet blessed bo sleep, that -knits up the 
raveled sleeve of care' for a moment, and gives 

a touch of joy to this aching life. But down 
from Heaven, sweet, and smile again. God 
give her leave — giveher leave" — dreamily pray- 
ed his Lordship, and fell asleep in his chair. 

On awaking, Lord Nevell was animated with 
a new idea, which seemed to please his fancy 
overmuch: He would send out agents to all 
parts of the world and hunt up Sir Geber Mor- 
timer — bring him bark to Kngland, and confer 
upon him his titles and estates. But in ease 
Sir Mortimer was nut living, lie would employ 
every possible means to recover this miniature 
of Ruth. This is the matter of interest which 
I was instructed to convey to Sir Geber Morti- 
mer and here terminates my knowledge of his 
history. '-Have I earned the miniature?" in- 
quired the -Painter. 

"It is yours, with many, many thanks for 
your painstaking," replied the agent of Mi- 
chael Geber's widow. 


'■The storm is very severe, several inches of 
snow have fallen already," said Captain White, 
as he closed the door after Rapps' departure. 

'•Is it still snowing?" inquired Mrs. White. 

" Only a very little just at this moment, but 
it is very dark, and the wind blows piercingly 
from the east. There is every indication of a 
long storm." 

" I really hope, my dear, you will not be 
obliged to go over to Mrs. Holloween's to-night, 
through the snow and wind, when you are so 
tired. I am sure they could not reasonably ex- 
pect it of you, unless the matter was extremely 
urgent," said Mrs. White, 
tremefy" urgenl to "fherm will" I'ikeTy faiTof" im- 
pressing us with the same importance. It is 

; common for the poor, who are honest, to 

gnify their wants— they are much more apt 
to undervalue them, which makes their claims 
ir services so much the stronger. I must 
f Mr. Holloween asks it, and I am almost 
ain he will. It would be just my luck. Be- 
sides, if it keeps on snowing, as I think it may, 
ill be far easier to go to-night than to-mor- 

Do hear how the wind blows ! It is a fear- 
ful night to be out. I always think of poor 
Captain Firebrick and all the poor sailors, at 
whenever the- nights are dark and storm v. 
Really, Thomas, I cant bear the thought of 
your going out to night," said Mrs. White with 
shade of redness gathering around her eyes, as 
if there was something really fearful in the 

"Has Captain Firebrick U-en here, mother?" 
nquired Merlin, with boyish enthusiasm. 

"Captain Firebrick! Why, no my son- 
why do you ask such a question? Did you not 
know he was supposed to be lost nt sea ? They 
have given up all hopes of ever hearing from 

"That's agood joke"— exclaimed Merlin, with 
evident relish of his mother's mistake. 

" A joke, Merlin ? Why ! I am shocked by 
your levity." 

Merlin looked at his father, and catching the 
infection of a suppressed smile, laughed out- 

laid he, 

ally too 

right. "Excuse 
mysterious, half s 
bad to laugh at the misfortunes of others." 

Not a little confused, Mrs. White glared at 
her husband's face, and then at her son's, and 
perceiving that some knowledge unbeknown to 
herself was shared between them, blushed, and 

"You are both behaving very strangely ;" but 
a sudden suggc.-i.ive thought seeming to give 
her a clue to their dispositions, her own face 
brightened into a smile, and she exclaimed : — 
"Captain Firebrick has been heard from, I'm 
sure of it?" 

" A very good guess, my dear; he has .arrived 
home," responded Capt. White. 

"Why, Thomas, are you in earnest?" 

"1 could not trifle in such a matter. Thom- 
as Bobbins told David at the mill, that the Cap- 
tain reached home this morning." 

" 0, I am so glad to hear of it, for poor Mrs. 
Firebrick has been almost crazy about him. 
How overjoyed she will be ! They have neither 
children nor parents to make merry with. Let 
us invite them down to spend Christmas with 

" By all means. I have got my business in 
such a shape that I feel once more at ease, and 
shall heartily enjoy the old fellow's lusty up- 
roar. Merlin, tell Rapps when he comes home 
to have the horse in readiness so that you can 
ride over and invite them, right after break- 

"Why can't I drive over in the cutter?" 

" You can if the roads are passable, but the 
chances are they will be drifted full in the 

•'Very well, if I can't go in a cutter I will 

g -ing 

: the orders as 

Merlin bade his parents good night and went 
to his chamber, taking Percy with him. Er- 
nestine, who had been sitting quietly all the 
evening busily employed with a patch of crochet 
work, now got up and deposited it in a little 
basket that stood on the centre table; and turn- 
ing around drew a. long sigh and walked to the 

■' Why Ernie, daughter, don't you feel well ? 
what makes you so still to-night?" 

"Yes, I feel very well, father, but I don't 
like this storm, it makes me afraid that some- 
thing is going to happen to us." 

Mrs. White was a little startled by the child's 
anxious confession — it might be that her own 
mind was troubled with a similar foreboding, 
for she had been recalling, and thinking over 
the details of Mrs. Holloween's strange dream, 
which assisted by the soughing of the winds, 
made her a trifle nervous. She was far too sen- 
sible however, to betray her state of mind to a 
timid child, and therefore, with all the serenity 
she could command, she said: "You need not 
feel afraid toy child— the storm is nothing un- 
usual at this season of the year. It is because 
it has come upon us so suddenly, that it seems 
severe. In the morning you will find it a 
pleasant sight to lookout upon the clean, white 
earth and the trees bending beneath the snow." 
" But what if something should happen to us 




when we lire asleep, mother, wouldn't it be ow- 

"Why Ernie, pet, what's got into your little 
head to-night. Come to me, my child," said 
Captain White. 

Ernestine was somewhat calmed by her fath- 
er's cheerful manner and went and leaned her 
arm upon his shoulder. 

"What makes you so timid to-night, daugh- 

" I don't know, father, but every time the 
wind makes that strange noise it sounds like 
some one was groaning, and makes me feel bad." 

" Why, that is nothing but the wind blowing 
against the rough edges of the shingles. If 
they were perfectly tight and smooth the wind 
would make no noise at all. Come now, cheer 
up, and tell me what you have seen and read 
since I went away. ' ' 

" I read a story about a wolf that could talk. 
Do you believe a wolf ever could talk, father?" 

" Not as we do, but there are many express- 
ions in their acts which arc as easy to under- 
stand asspeech : For example, when a wolf lies 
down he says 'I am tired;' and when he eats, he 
says 'I am hungry ;' and when he goes out and 
hunts up meat, and carries it to his little ones 
he says, 'I love my cubs,' and so on, we might 
point out all the sayings of his cunning, which 
are as perfectly expressed as if he had employed 
words. Don 't you see ? " 

"0 yes, in that way. Our old cat used to mew 
when we picked up her little, tiny kittens ; and 
that meant 'don't hurt my little kitties, 'didn't 
it ? And just as soom as we put 'em down, she 
didn't she?" 

"I suspect she did." 

"Did you ever read about Goody Blake, 

" The story of Goody Blake and Harry Gill?" 

"Yes sir — and how she went out and pulled 
up Harry Gill's hedge to burn to keep her warm; 
and one day old Harry caught hor at it, and 
took the bits of wood away from her, and left 
her without anything to make a fire of. And 
when the wood was taken away from her, Goody 
Blake prayed that Harry Gill might 'never, 
never more be warm. ' And then he began to 
grow cold, and his teeth chattered, and no mat- 
ter how many coats and vests he put on, he was 
always cold.'' 

"O yes, I have read the story many times. 
Poor Harry was severely paid for his cruelty, 

"Yes— mother read the verses to us this af- 
ternoon, and Percy thought Mrs. Holloween 
was like Goody Blake, because she steals our 
rails ; and while we were talking about it, we 
heard a noise at the door, and Percy went and 
opened it and there was Jehu Holloween. Thor 
growled at him, and was going to bite him, but 
mother stopped him. 0, I wish you could see 
what a wild, strange looking boy he is. His 
clothes were dirty, and his hair was hanging 
down all over his face, and he called his mother 
'the old woman.' He wouldn't sit down when 
mother asked him; and by'mby, he looked up 
and saw the picture, and I guess he thought it 
was a man, for it frightened him, and niadi 
him start back. He wanted to know who thi 
picture was, and when mother told him, he said 

he guessed he could make pictures like this. 
Isn't he strange?" 

"Indeed, you have made him out quite a 
character. Such works of art are very rare, 
and I presume the poor boy had never seen one 
before. Did Jehu seem interested in the paint- 

"Yes, he seernod interested, and looked at it 

"He will find, whenever he is old enough to 
appreciate it, that this portrait possesses an in- 
terest to him, and to all of the Gebor Mood, far 

passing its mere merit as a painting. Do 

i remember, my dear, how solicitous Uncle 
Merlin Grosvenor always was for the welfare 
of Ruth Holloween'?" 

Very distinctly. In his last letter he or- 
dered yon to supply her with flour upon his ac- 
count, and not knowing a reason for his singu- 
lar interest it sometime- perplexed me." 

"Is it possible. I really owe you an apology 
for neglecting to explain this mystery ; but my 
mind has been so burdened with pecuniary 
troubles, for the last five years, which I have 
fairly hoarded from your knowledge, because I 
feared to distress you, that I have felt no free- 
dom to enter upon the discussion of family mat- 
ters. — even though never so important. There 
is a seeming wrong in this, and I anticipate 
how your sympathizing heart will cry out 
against me. But all the while I have felt it but 
for your peace, and health, and the happiness 
of our family, to keep you in ignorance until I 
could succeed in overcoming my embarrass- 
ments. And at last, thank Heaven, that much 
abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.' 
— I was going to explain how Uncle Merlin 
cametobeso deeply interested in Auntltuth: 
At the time the original of this portrait— who 
was Uncle Merlin's Great Grandfather, and 
heir apparent to the Earldom of Montrose — was 
slain— (he fell at the head of his legion at Blen- 
heim) — a gallant young surgeon attached to the 
staff of the commanding General, who had been 
a friend of his youth, seeing him fall darted in 
among the contending masses, ;iiu l, with almost 
superhuman effort incurred in rescuing his 
body, and bringing it safe into headquarters— 
although he received seven musketshot wounds 
while engaged in the exploit"! That officer was 
Sir Geber Mortimer, who, afterwards, owing to 
a fatal misstep— fled to this country and assum- 
ed the name of Michael Geber. He was one of 

the first settlers of W , and the grandfather 

of Mrs. Holloween. The gratitude of the 
Grosvenor family for this heroic act was un- 
bounded, and became hereditary. But as it 
was not known until after Michael Geber's 
death that be was the person so nobly entitled 
to their grateful remembrance, my Grandfather 
and Uncle Merlin, who were the last of the 
Grosvernor name in this country, undertook to 
make some return of the debt due Sir Geber 
Mortimer, to the descendants ; and that is the 
secret of Uncle Merlin's interest in Kuth Hol- 
loween. " 

"It is somewhat remarkable that I have 
never heard of this. It interests me deeply, but 
I am sorry I did not know it before, for, in my 
thought, I have sometimes wronged Uncle 
Merlin, and now feel m-rtitied about it. How 

prune we are to misjudge the conduct of our 
fellow creatures ! Every act of simple gener- 
osity seems to carry with it a shade of suspicion. 
I am afraid, Thomas, that 'we look into our 
hearts and testify.' Sometime when you are 
not so tired, I should be glad to hear the re- 
imiindor of this family history. Does Mrs. 
Holloween know this?" 

"Imperfectly, I presume as a mere family 
legend, but not distinctly. 

"She knows that that brave nobleman was 
her grandfather." 

"I am not altogether sure of that, but very 
likely. The descondents of Sir Geber havo all 
been erratic, singularly constituted persons 
thai seemed perfectly indifferent to all such 
matters. Still it is possible they have preserved 
their family record intact. If Aunt Kuth had 
a dumb animal — a dog or a cat, or swine, she 
would be able to relate its pedigree back forsev- 
eral generations, and take infinite pains to dis- 
play its historical importance. The inconsis- 
tencies of human nature ore sometimes very 
funny. Do you know Mrs. Holloween was 
once very pretty?" 

•• I could easily imagine it, her eyes must have 
been very remarkable in her youth." 

"They were, and well set off by a clear cut 
aquiline nose. Her head was such as a painter 
would choose for a Judith — daring, arrogant, 
tempestuous, and at the same time cold as bur- 
nished steel ! There was a time when Uncle 
Merlin was much interested in her, and expect- 
ed to marry her. I fancy, however. (although 
/ae was always partial to oddities,) that he was 
Muf Kuth took it into her head to trifle with 
him, and so missed of her mark. There is al- 
ways a pathetic side in such separations— a sug- 
gestion of blunder and want of discretion — 
which, no matter where the blame lies, attaches 
distrust to both parties in about the same de- 
gree. There is absolute equity in the world's 
biases, wonderful as it may seem. I have often 
reflected upon this problem. Why should you, 
or I, care whether Jane and John, who have 
puUi-hed their mutual regard to the world, con- 
tinue steadfast to each other or not? But we 
do care, and refuse these triflers, both, our con- 
fidence and respect. They have interrupted 
the order of society, and the logical jar runs 
through the universe. Time, and opportunity 
have been squandered and brought us no fruit, 
and so we, the world, shrug our testy shoulders 
and cry 'beware !' As is always the case, the 
social deities took the affairs of Kuth and Mer- 
lin in hand and scored them pitilessly. They 
would know the whys, and wherefores.— they 
would adjust the 'jumble' and 'set things to 
rights ;' and failing of this, they took their in- 
nueciit wrongs in maledictions, which were all 
ungenerous. I never blame,] either, and always 
fancied the interruption of this relation for tho 
best. Gratitude and admiration can not long 
supply the want of love and respect 1 I am al- 
most sure' that my uncle- did not love Kuth — at 
least he did not love her in thatalrluence of affec- 
tion which warrants a life long patience. He 
would have become irritated at her unsteadi- 
ness and lack of equipoise, and the conduct of 
her crazy-headed nephew, whom Kuth always 
defends, would have exasperated him beyond 
control, which would have given rise to no end 
of troubles. I was heartily glad when the af- 
fair was ended ; and my father and mother still 
more rejoiced.' 



Vermont Willson Work. 

The Correspondence < 'ommittee of the Grand 
Lodge of Vermont, at the late Annual Communi- 
cation of that body /presented an able and eloquent 
report, through Bro. Grand Secretary Clark, the 

In commenting upon the proceedings and doings 
of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, Bro. Clark make6 
the following allusions to us: 

"Bro. Reynolds proceeds to discuss the ques- 
tion of the Lectures, and the recent troubles con- 
nected with that question in an able and thorough 
manner, and notice? particularly 'lie movements 
of Past Grand Master Morris, of Kentucky. We 
regret that our limits forbids the presentation of 
the entire portion of his truly valuable paper, for 
it was instructive and useful to our minds, and 
brought us to a particular consideration of great 
importance that had before craped us. But wc 
must proceed to a summary of this valuable paper, 
for wc cannot review, if we would, so far beyond 
our powers of discrimination, and researches in 
this department of the Masonic storehouse. 

" He givesa succinct history of the Convention 
of delegates from the several Grand Lodges, which 
assembled at Baltimore in 1S-I2, composed of such 
distinguished Masons as Charles W. Moore, of 
Massachusetts. Charles Oilman, of Maryland, 
John Dove, of Virginia. Isaac L. Holmes. ofSuuth 
Carolina, and William FiELi'.of Rhode Island, to 
determine 'upon a uniform mode ,,1 Work through- 
out all the Lodges in the United States.' Vermont 
does not seem to have been represented. A system 
of Work was agreed upon by the able Committee, 
of which that learned and distinguished Brother. 
Charles W. Moore, was Chairman, and who fully 
exemplified the Work alter several days of pro- 
tracted consultation, and a letter was addressed to 
the Masonic Fraternity at large. It was under- 
stood at the time, and was so believed, that the 
Work produced 'was n restoration of the English 
Lectures modified l.v We Lb— the- obi Masonic Work 
practiced by the fathers, and it? it came from Eng- 
land — which to them was the home of Masonry.* 

"He then proceeds to give the subsequent action', 
of the Grand Lode,. ,,l Illinois from 1S43 to the in-,. not il,. .M..,,;. W.„ I.-, will, ci-itioigrna up 
gYv.mot the'ii'isbcvoi iim ,,ovc w,\,i.; oomm.-ho.h'o 
with the session of the National Bodies at Chicago,' 
in 1S5U, until the session of the Grand Lodge in 
1860, which, alter the exemplification of the Work 
and Lectures thereupon by Grand Master Monuis, 
the following resolution adding to the By-Law was 
adopted : 

'And the Work koewii a. tie- Webb-Preston Work, 
proiiiulioite,! by bios. souita Willson and PaiLir C. 
Tc, kin. "t Vermont. :,i,.l In o I>" Melons, of Kentucky, 
is hereto- reeogin/.ed a- tb.- oriental and only \\ ork ol 
tlti- i u r i - ..I l i ■ 1 1 . • 1 1 . aiel in.- t.ran.l l.e.Iee hereby attunis 
it in every particular as buulinc upon its subordinate 

" Bro. Revnolus in subsequent comments, says: 
' I then supposed that W tll-on - Work was the ver- 
itable Webb Work, laboring all the while under 
the idea that the "Work could be traced to some cer- 
tain father.' 

" Bro. Revnolus, we believe you wrong in the 
intimation that the Work taught by Bro. Willson, 
our Grand Lecturer, cannot be traced to a 'certain 
father.' We know lie has always given a connected 
history as to how he came in possession of this 
Work,' and that he bad it from Barney himself, 
verified by the additional testimony of Grand 
Master TlcivEH. Furthermore, we have yet to 
learn, although he has by various persons been 
held responsible loi the interpolations in the so 
called new Work, thai Bro. Willson has ever en- 
dorsed the change- therein made, or said to the 
Fraternity that they were the precise form in 
which Barney communicated them to him. I 
our recollection servesus aright, he has frequently 
corrected what he deemed to he errors, and admits 
that changes have been made, an. 1 sometimes, in 
his opinion, far the better impression conveyed. 
Whatever Bro. Willson may have said elsewhere, 
at home he has never claimed that the Morris 
Work was an exact and literal transcript of that 
which has, previous to its appearance, been taught 
by him to the Masons of Vermont. Those who 
were familiarwith the Lectures ami Work as com- 
municated bv him in his instructions before the 
appearance o't the Morris Work, find no such mat- 
ter as is frequently taught in the new Work. We 
do not make the.-e obseryatioiis to enter into this 
controversy, for Ave have not Masonic learning, 
nor the ability to discuss it if we would: but we 
do not wish Bro. Willson to be held responsible 
tions which art- 

Work in Vermont which has been taught us by 
Haswell, Tucker ami "Willson, direct we believe 
from Barney: and if anv foreign matter has crept 

stnchr -i m hu ideimfi, :,l mil with the 

so-calL-d low Won;. I.j . the: i.i.,nd Lode..... than 
the facts in the case, if this could truly be made 
known, would warrant. Bro. Ticker was not, 
neither is our venerable Br... Willson, a mounte- 
bank or speculator, but a truthful, honest man, 
who would not convey false impressions knowing- 
ly, and most certainly would not countenance any 
invasion upon (he ancient landmarks, as he be- 
lieved he received th.-m from Barney. Thus much 
we deem to be due to Bro. Willson ; and what we 
have written is without Ins kii..whd ••■ ,-r .■■•t.-.-iit, 
and the Masons of Vermont are as jealously guard- 
ing the Portals of the Temple at the presi n' hour. 

ml ■ ■ 

■ all the vacni ie= and 
----- --ted as M 



icl.l by 

We thank our Brother 
ile and courteous exhibit 
compared with the Mor- 

thc Grand Secretary, saying. 'That the 
wannest gratitude and thanks .,1 the Craftare due 
him for bis defence ol the ..1.1 Work and Lectures,' 
—and we extract two of the series of resolutions 
reported by them : 

" Resolved, That the nets of the so-called Conservators, 
in tins iiiri-.lietien. by inn o.hieinc discord and strife 

annum lis and lb. ue recliat v motive? which have Cut - 
el nod their chiefs, m. a it Hit. eon. I lunation of this Grand 

"Jo»o(rat,Tliat the "hi established Work of this Grand 
Lot I ire, a? order . I to be laticht bv the 'hand I. ...Ice. and 
a- taught bv the .hall, I I. crullers, .h'tin barney, James 
It. Luce, Outline .he ksoii. and William A. Dickey and 

elliel- I- tlillllietl a- the leclllallV esttlbl Isll'a.l \\ oik ot 

tins il'riuid Lodge, aiel all oil,.., minis of Work and Lec- 
tures are hereby prohibited." 

We desire simply to place ouiselfandour records 
right on this question, in as few words as truth and 
common fairness will permit. The Craft in Illi- 
nois are fast learning that work and lectures are 
not Masonry. They are not slow in comprehend- 
ing that the differences in expression ivhich dis- 
tract and convulse the outer world, should in no 
wise be permitted to disturb the harmony Avhich 
should reien within our peaceful walls. 

We thank Grand Secretary i'laiuv for bis flatter- 
ing notice of our humble self. 

We now call his attention to an error in his re- 
port. The resolution above referred to, and copied 
from the 153d page of the Vermont Proceedings, 
was never adopted. It ivas offered in 1860, and 
treated as an amendment to the By-Laws, and 
laid over one year. In 1861 it was withdrawn or 
otherwise disposed of. 

In regard to Brother Willson's work, we have to 
say that we learn something new as we live on. 

First. We shall not allow any Vermonter to 

affection for Past 

Grand Master Tucker. We knew him before some 
of the Vermont Masons were born. We knew 
him as a well dre??ed. eloquent and popular Jack- 
son man, in the Legislature. We knew him when 

he sustained Haswell in the Grand Lodge, and 
by his eloquence, barely saved it from dissolution. 
Out here in the West, we have stood by him with 
heart, and voice and pen from the resurrection of 
his Grand Lodge until he "fell asleep." No one 
man in America has said or written so much as 
wc to sustain and defend him. 

It is not singular that he, social, confiding and 
somewhat ambitious, should be beguiled by a sin- 
gularly captivating brother, already famous, into 
a desire to make the Vermont ivork " universal." 
That he ever contemplated any contraband steps, 
we do most firmly disbelieve. The testimony that 
be ever did so, rests with one man alone, who has 
been so often convicted of falsehood, that to quote 
him as a yvitness would be to outrage 

This we say unqualifiedly: Bro. Tucker never 
did provo that Willson's Avork came from Webb, 
or any one in particular. So far as PROOF goes, 
it ended in Barney. We do not deny that Will- 
son works the work he got from Barney. 

Sccoiid. We supposed that the work taught by 
Willson was the Avork embraced in the Mnemo- 
nics. We knoAv better now. No two editions of 
the Mnemonics are alike. No one edition of the 
Mnemonics is a faithful copy of the Willsox 
work. On the contrary, when Willsox, in obedi- 
ence to the call of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, gave 
the work in that State, the author of the Mnemo- 
nics actually badgered hini out of several of his 
positions. Our Vermont, as well as our Iowa 
brethren, have found that the two do not agree. 

Third. The Webb work of Massachusetts is 
not the Webb work of Barney. Barney got it in 
its cruder state — picked it up. 

Subsequently, Gi.i-ason assisted AVebb, and their 
work is the only authorized Webb ivork on this 
continent. This was the work adopted at Balti- 
leiirVieaTt aVlAal timbre. ' 

Fourth. It is half admitted that foreign matter 
may have crept into the Vermont work. This 
may be so. Bro. Barney and Bro. Willsox must 
have worked very near our work in the start, for 
when we delivered our lectures before the Com- 
mittee of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, in March 
of last year, at Ypsilanti, M. W. Bro. Lovel 
Moore, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of that 
State, pronounced our lectures to be the samo 
which he taught and Avrought as Master of a 
Lodge in St. Johnsbury, Vt., more than forty years 

We now ask Bro. Clark to place us fairly before 
our Vermont brethren. Wo should be very glad 
to meet our Vermont brethren as invited to do by 
our brother, and shall do so if possible. 


Water Works, for a copy of the Third Annual Report of 
the Board of Public Works to the Common Council of 

It has 122 pages, and embraces every form of public 
improvements. The expenditures for the year ending 
March 31, 1864, is $2,260,095.36; and the income, $1,125,- 
785.38, with a probability of furnishing a profitable in- 
come in a short time. 

No city in the world has made so large and costly im- 
provements as Chicago, at h..r pi .sent size, nor could 
any other city have successfully stood such a strain to 
accomplish them. 

To W. Bro. Geo. W. Stalsy, W. 31. No. 80, Kaskaskia, 
or a copy of a letter from the Grand Secretary of Penn- 
rylvania, dated Dee. 10, 1820, together with a dispensa- 
ion to surrender the charter of the Lodge, and take a 
iharter under the then Grand Lodge of Illinois. Ac- 
tompanying this letter are several letters addressed to 
he Grand Secretary of Pennsylvania, and a large bal- 
inee sheet, showing the condition of the Lodge Fi- 




Tribute of Respect. 

At a rcgnbi 

' of Wauconda Lodge No. 

298, of A., F. and A. Masons, held at their Lo, 
room. July 7th,1864, a committee was appointe, 
draft resolutions expressive of their feelings in 
gard to the death of our brother, Harrison Ho 
inoton, a member of said Lodge: 

ResoVoed, That in the death of our Brother II 
vis, is Hi-sinuruN. this l."dgo. has to mo 

the community ; 

M Jto°S n That the family of the deceased have 

our heartfelt svmpathie-in this . !..■„■ !,...,. • .., ,r-< 
an.l sorrow. ;u!.l (hough human sympathy cam 
fill ,1„. void in their aching hearts yet ■ • 
have to bestow-they 

devoted'husband and afl'ection- 
iew of their sad bereavement, 
o Him who is a husband to the 
to the fatherless, 
token of respect for the memory 
deceased brother, the hall of this_ lodge 

,-e commend 
zidow and a 


. the usual 

.for the next thirty 

Resolved, That the foregoing preamble and 

resolutions be entered on. ho r. ds,,! this Lodge 

and that a eopv of the same be transmitted to 
fimilvof our deceased brother, and one to the 
™™'t»»«", ''arli" vill.-.V'«"»- and Carlin - 
ville Frrr l>cmn,;;il each, for publication. 


V.S1. i; A MAG 15, }Com. 


Abraham Jonas., III , July 1 

. I - l 


Objections After Ballot. 

We regard the opinions expressed by the Grand 
Master o"f New York, before the Grand Lodge of 
that State, in June last, in regard to objections al- 
ter ballot, as eminently worthy the serious con- 
sideration of every Free Mason. They fully sus- 
tain the laws of our Grand Lodge, and go even 
farther, protecting the Institution thoroughly, as 
well as the privileges and feelings of individual 
members. Upon a full consideration of all he 
questions involved, the Grand Lodge laid aside the 
Mackey construction; 
Grand Master Paig 

ad adopted the views ( 
he law of the Empire Ju- 

Wc take the following, as tho law 

in said Addres! 


of the d 

.look to a higher sour 

leparture of o 
High, this Lodge 

. rm-NOLI.;. Si, m,.l <:,„.,,.. The L.l.v o, .a 
has been rco-ivcd. and real with treat interest, 
,llvthc-lo leiiofBro .k.s'i-. Ircgrclcxccedingly 
let n.,t I;, •.',„. vou were in I he diir k as regards his ca- 
,|. el . , . 1 Vould have informed yon that he re- 
." ...,. dc-roos in Georgetown Chapter 

of tho 

on. that 

J. D. Marshall. 

Hah. ov GinAHi. Lo : N"- 171, A, R vnt.. A. 51 

Ata called meeting of Girard Lodge No. 11 
of A., F. and A. Masons, held at their hall, Augv. 
lath,' A. D. 1364, A. L. 5864, it was moved and ct 
ried that an obituary be P«r-"; w \ a ."'L.!.!.'.'.,!' Sh 
'"lMeX at Marietta, Georgia, in hospital, of typholai 
malaria fever, Bro. J. D. Marshal!., aged 40 years-, 
and seven months. 

Bro. Marshall was born in Pennsylvania, town 
of Donnington, Chester Co., January -1th, 1824. In 

candidate, until withdraw,,. All the prelim . .... v 
.„.;. ,.f application, invest, oaten, report, an.l bal- 
l„t :,.,.., inaiiv -l;ui- of scriil my. having two oh- 
, :,, view, '..lic'ts to procure the unanimous 

■'..., ..,.,:,: 1 the piofane to the rights undprivi- 

|, .. ',., M,- n, viand the other, far more impor- 
p. a,.:- tie- m-otectiou of each worthy member t„ 
h;s::„l,f,-a-',ole right to exclude whatever, in Ins 

,,l,|.,,i,cel. V null. ale again.- 1 the peace a,„ I lia)- 

,,, .,,v ,,1 to- Lodge. The two paiallcl lines that 
„ ,;.,; ,l„. ,|,.'csholdof the Lodge, arc the eandi- 

,1 ,'t..'s lit'ii.-s. to be made a M:e nl t he una ni.„- 

,,;.,., the Lodge in r that li.ness. But 

'aimed that the ballot has conferred an abso- 
profane, which can only be 

boyhood he moved i 


Peollsv lie: 


amenced the study of medicine, 
under Dr. J. D. O'Conxer. In 1857 
Illinois, and settled at Cummington as 
practicing physician; shortly after which he was 
married to Miss Helen V. Clark. In 1S5 4 he re- 
moved to Girard, where he resided until Februarj 
1864, when he received tho appointment of Assis 
tant Surgeon in the 17th Army Corps, 30th Eegi 
ment Illinois Volunteers. He soon departed to 
his new field of labor, and, after serving a few 
months, was stricken down with sickness, which 
resulted in his death, on the 5th of August, 1864. 
In 1855 Bro. M. was received into Girard Lodge, 
and attained to the degree of Master Mason in due 
time. After which he served the Lodge faithfully 
as Treasurer, S. W. and lastly as W. Master. 

Bro. M. leaves a wife and three children, and 
many friends to mourn his loss, and he was gen- 
erally esteemed as a man and a Mason. 

Whereas, on the 5th day of August, A. D. 1864. 
A. L. 5864, an All Wise Providence has been 
pleased to remove bv death Past Master J. D. 
Marshall, while serving his country as Surgeon 
in the 30th Regiment III,. Volunteers i and as we 
his brethren deem it our duly to sympathize with 
his afflicted family, and pay a tribute to his mem- 
ory; therefore, 

Resolved, That while we feel that our Lodge has 
lost a true and worthy brother, and Masonry an 
upright member, we rest assured that Brother Mar- 
shall has passed from his Lodge on earth, to a ce- 
lestial Lodge on high, to live forever in the pres- 
ence of the Great Architect of the Universe, that 

I was at Augusta, in May, and set a Chapter U. D. to 

' My health is as usual, good, and may this scrawl find 
rou'enjoving the same blessing in full fruition. 

I am yours, fraternally and truly, 


Mary Jeannette Hartrnan. 

" Like as a father pitieth his children, so the 
Lord loveth then, that fear Him." 

In the winter of lobl, the mother of this in- 
teresting: girl, and the wife of W. Brother Geo. 
W. Hahtmax, of Sidnev, Champaign county, 
departed this life. The daughter was then 
eleven years old. Already the victim of con- 
sumption, she anticipated an early departure, 



id by 

conferred I 

ballot is the right to present himself for initia- 

.. in,,- landmarks prescribe that a ballot lor 

1 ' ght, when detnand- 

(cgreo i 

commenced her 

r pr, -palatums lor tne 
solemn event, and united with, and remained 
an acceptable member of, the Methodist Church 
until her death. 

Her disposition was excellent, and her man- 
ners amiable and engaging, and she attracted 
all who knew her by her sweetness of temper, 
and patience and fortitude in her sickness. 
Even in her last hours, she employed herself in 
comforting her younger sister, saying that she 
would soon meet her mother in Heaven, and in 
the end passed away quietly, saying that 
'she would go to sleep," and falling asleep 

, diei 


died, aged fourteen years, 
days. We, and other fath 

month and 
:an feel for the 
parent. How such a child had nest- 
led deep down into his heart and dearest 
affections, we. can understand. And the af- 
fection must have been deepened and strength- 
ened by the tenderer tie of an only parent, and 
by every token of goodness, patience and sub- 

Yet how consoling tin- reflection, that though 
happy in her spiritual life, still that her suffer- 
ings here, which were but for a moment, have 
worked out for her ' ' a far more exceeding and 
eternal weight of glory." 

There is nothing more lovely than a child pa- 
tiently waiting for the kingdom of God; noth- 
ing more beautiful than the transition of such 
a one from earth to Heaven. 

i alone shall bear l 

is an undeniable right, wnc 
id can it be claimed that, tin; 

thwart the passing or ruisin.'of a bro'her. which 
would not enable him to prevent the initiation ot , 
the profane; and that is a strange construction of 
■ghts, 'where a landmark authorizes a member to 
[Test, without stating cause, the conferring ot a 
degree upon a brother ; but a ballot without a de- 
gree places one, not a brother, entirely beyond his 
reach. This would revolutionize the system of 
Masonry, and place the privilege of tho profane 
above the lights of the initiated. Uur whole struc- 
ture is founded upon the principle of unanimity 
and concord, and this can only be preserved by 
-maiding sacredlv the rights, and respecting, with- 
out suspicion or reserve, the Masonic conscience 
of every member. 

" Another argument son,. -times advanced is, that 
it is uK.ipotieitt to allow objections to interpose 
after a favorable ballot, and I coiiless that I shud- 
der at such a suicidal suggestion. It is a dagger 
pointed at the very heart of Masonry. If it is ex- 
pedient to trample upon the rights of a brother, 
and introduce an element of discord, by forcing 
a candidate into the Lodge against his remon- 
strance, is it not much mere expedient to advance 
to a higher degree an initiated brother, against a 
similar remonstrance? And yet none will claim 
the right to do that. Expediency thus adopted 
into out household rnav enter with the complais- 
ance and urbanity of a friend, but it will prove the 
parricide, that, alienating and embittering the 
brethren, will curse and destroy our home. Breth- 
ren, let us at least be consistent, and our legisla- 
tion in harmony with the spirit of our Constitu- 
tion. Let us away with these compromises be- 
tween landmarks and expediency; between the 
rights of a brother and the desires of the profane, 
and return to the customs of our fathers, which 
11 alone preserve unanimity among the breth- 

Philip C. Tucker. 

The Free Masons of Vermont have ei 
monument to the memory of their 
Master, who died with the gavel in his hand. 

The evergreen marble base, emblematic ol 
itv is three feet ten niche, square, and one 
inches in height. 

Three other bases follow, then the die, shaft 
la ,'id cavel.bein. 

His memory will 






The Situation. 
Before the time for the issue of another number 

of this paper, the Grand Lodge, Grant! Cbaptcr 
and Grand Council will have assembled. acted nod 
departed. "We know of nothing to disturb the 
usual harmony which hns generally prevailed in 
the two last named Grand Bodies. We pr^nmc 
they will organize, receive reports, grnnt charters, 
elect officers, exchange congrainljl ion-, cement old 
friendships and form new ones, as UiWl. 

The. Grand Lodge, however, is where the most 
painful solicitude rests. It waa hoped that the 
beneficent, patient and parental policy of our Grand 
Master would have won to him every Lodge and 
every Mason in this extensive jurisdiction. It is 
far more painful to say, that it is not universal, 
perhaps not even general. The Grand Master has 
in his possession proofs to the following effect: 

1. That brethren who have heretofore held high 
positions among the Craft, have proclaimed the 
Mil] ris work as the work of the Grand Lodge, and 
have induced Lodges and brethren to adhere to 
the same, well knowing the same to be untrue. 

2. That Bro. Mucins lias in various ways, incited 
his adherents in this Slate, to abide by the mne- 
monics, not to surrender them, In it evade, avoid and 
denounce the edicts and action of the Grand Lodge, 
and await events. In obedience thereto, several of 
them have gone from the State, and among other 
things have promulgated tin.* Morris or Mnemonic 
work, have sold the books, and done what they 
could to estrange the brethren of other jurisdic- 
tions from the brethren of this. 

vide and revolutionize the Grand Lodge, and that 
it was at one time asserted, that the project was so 
near accomplishment, that one hundred Lodges 
were ready to join in such a scheme, but the tem- 
perate and patriarchal course of Grand Master 
Turner prevented an outbreak, and soon, personal 
intercourse, mild appeals, and an exhibition of 
work, brought many discontented and disaffected 
brethren to his support, and that project was aban- 

4. Upon abandoning that project, and nearly si- 
multaneously with the coveri but unsuccessful ef- 
fort of Bro. Morris to overthrow the Masonic ad- 
ministration in Indiana, and perpetuate his power 
in Iowa, a By stem of visitation by Bro. Morris' 
known adherents was commenced among the Lodg- 
es in Illinois, with a view to an overthrow of the 
present order of things; an ominous silence has 
since prevailed among many who were forward in 
giving in their adhesion to the Grand Lodge, an ad- 
hesion then believed, and now known, to be utterly 
faithless. They adhere to all the points of their 
Conservator platform with as much tenacity as 

lowing fhern to pursue tlmirown 
solemn pledge in writing to adhe: 
the Grand Lodge, will be stated : 
that Grand Body. 

7. It may 'be asked, is thia general among such 
Lodges as were regarded as being under Conserva- 
tor control:' With some of them we can confi- 
dently say, it is not. With others, we know that 
it is. Others are believed to be inclined that way. 
But how general this movement is, at this present 
writing, the Grand Master is unable to say. But 
it is extensive enough to desire, as the Grand Mas- 
ter most earnestly does, a full attendance of all the 
Lodges. This alone will prevent a-ny interruption 
at the coming Grand Communication, for the only 
hope of these disaffected brethren is in a thin at- 
tendance. The Craft, in sentiment, are true and 
loyal ; let them be so in action. 

8. Any attempt to subvert or overthrow the es- 
tablished orders and edicts of the Grand Lodge — 
orders and edicts in force since 1845, re-affirmed 
from time to time, never repealed or modified, but 
more fully stated or re-enacted at the Grand Com- 
munication last October— will be regarded as a 
criminal attempt to open the sluices of agitation 
and strife; a morbid anxiety f.r confusion and vi- 
olence instead of harmony and brotherly love; a 
Ifull effort to sow the seeds of dissension, and a 
aniiest determination to rule or ruin. 
Whoever makes any such attempts at this time 
Jen the Craft should be at harmony with one 
other, will be regarded and treated as an emis- 
sary of the Chief Conservator, for whom they 
would override every obligation of fidelity to their 
nd Lodge. The actors in certain scenes in 
Grand Lodge last October are known and marked ; 
let them act wisely ; their safety consists in silence. 
9. The Grand Master has not made that progress 
in work which is desirable ; the reasons have been 
Martially stated heretofore ; they will be fully 

jjftated in his forthcoming address. In the mean- 

tjaroughout the British Empire, this Union and 
tflanada, are only waiting for a termination of our 
national difficulties to move with authoritative 
force toward an universal system of lectures and 
work wherever the English language prevails. — 
And inasmuch as lectures and work are not Ma- 
sonry, but adjuncts and helpers, let our brethren 
wait for "time, patience and perseverance" to 
bring about this desirable end. 

10. We have written and published this article 
at the express desire o( the Grand Master. 

urse, after their 

er so. The same brethren th 

to tho edicts of 

met as courteous gentlemen 

his address to 

they meet and part now as 1 

may it ever be. 


We noticed upon the floor, n brother of Jons W. 
Simons, who is a very fine, clear and eloquent 
speaker. His remarks in behalf of the hall and 
asylum fund, were admirable. lie got a large vote 
for Deputy Grand Master. We think he will reach 
the Grand East. 

Bro. Woodruff, Master of one of the city Lodg- 
es, is quite an able member. He fell in with tho 
Conservators for a while, but. got terribly tired of 
both their work and company. He was neither 
slow nor cautious in giving us In.- views of whole- 
sale Masonic beggars and begging. 

The Grand Lodge, as a body, with their jewels 
and clothing, was an imposing sight. It is in all 
espects an able array of men. Their youthful 

Grand Master is anembodii 

a tell 


Our Visit to New York. 

We do not remember 
tion to Bro. Holmes, Brc 

The first is now D. 
man of an important <■■ 
the floor impressed us £ 
feet ease and dignity of manner, distinct enuncia- 
tion and clear statements in his reports as did Bro. 

have had any introduc- 
tibson or Bro. Church. 
Master, and was chair- 
mittee. No brother on 

favorably with his per- 

■ess and perceptions of the age. He displays 
immate wisdom in adhering closely to time 
red customs, in guarding the Masonic portals, 
n expounding the law. Looseness and unfin- 
ished work are no part of his character. When 
we pray for peace and harmony in New York, we 
always feel that we are praying for the peace and 

The large attendance upon our Grand Lodge, has 
usually taxed our hotels to their utmost capa- 
city—sometimes beyond. We feel quite confident 
that the brethren who attend this year will find 
comfortable quarters. 

The St. Nicholas, kept by Messrs. Spoxsler &. 
McCreery, has been greatly enlarged, has added 
many rooms for guests and families, finished and 
well as the rooms at our best Chicago 
be \yhole house is being 

5. The Grand Master has the most abundant 
proof that these brethren, foiled in their revolu- 
tionary schemes, now intend a grand raid, presum- 
ing that the apparent peace which prevails, will 
result in a thin attendance from the Lodges, and 
that by artfully summoning their friends, and by 
using the means heretofore, under their control, and 
such as may be at hand, they may be able to gain 
an ascendancy once more. 

6. Itis known to the Grand Master that several 
Masters of Lodges are openly violating express 
covenants in using Moitins Mnemonic work in de- 

We heard but little -aid of Bro. Gibson, while we 
were there, but it has been respresented to us by 
one who knows, that Judge Gibson is one of the 
ablest men in New York. 

Bro. Church has long been Grand Treasurer, and 
is always elected by a rising vote. 

We shall not soon forget the courtesies of Bro. 
Herring, one of the Grand Marshals, and asonof 
the celebrated Past Grand Secretary of that name. 
We wished very much to take the elder by the 
hand, but did nut see him. 

Past Grand Master Jenkinson, who presided at 
the election of Grand Master, would be noticed 
anywhere. Genial, frank and a gentleman. When 
the difficulties in New York were settled, our M. 
W. Bro. was presiding over the so called Phillips' 
Grand Lodge. Those old differences are no long- 

fitted i 

or St. Louis hotels, and the 

i..-->t..-i hu* the u-iiui surroundings for ease, comfort 
aifid pleasure. Bro. Sponsler is a member of Ma- 
con Lodge No. 8. and Bro. McCreery of Tynan, 
and Masons always get a Mason's welcome at this 
popular Hotel. 

The well known Chenery House, kept by Messrs. 
Chenery & Son, both members of Central Lodge, 
can accommodate families or single guests to a 
large extent, and the proprietors spare no pains to 
render their guests comfortable. As the Grand 
Lodge will hold its meeting at the Representatives 
Hall, both the Chenery and St. Nicholas, situated 
mi the same block, are almost within a stone's 
throw of the Capitol and the Chicago and Alton 

The Manning House, kept by Bro. Siemens, 
another member of Tyrian, has enlarged facilities 
for guests, and is well kept. It is situated near 
Masonic Hall, and within easy walking distance 
of both Railroad depots. 

The American House, is still kept, by Mr. Gray, 
and is pleasantly situated near the State House 
Square. It is a good House. 

The New England House is situated near the 
Chicago and Alton depot, and we hear it tvell 

The Owen House, a few steps from the Chenery, 
can keep quite a number of guests. 

Our brethren who design attending upon all the 
Grand Bodies, will do well to come to the city on 
Saturday, or as early as Monday morning. 

A portion of the Grand Lodge Committees will 
be in active s.-. ion all day Mondav at Masonic 
Hall, and the Stewards will be titling up the Rep- 
resentatives Hall, where our brethren can get in- 
formation as to hotels, boarding-places, sight- 
seeing, or business. Let our brethren also bear in 
mind, that when hotel keepers have done their 
vtiy best, yet large crowds area heavy tax upon 
their aecominuda- ,on-, their patience, care and 
servants. Give and take. 


The Political Nominations. 
Abraham mncoln and Andrew Johnson are the 
candidates of' the Administration party for Presi- 
dent and Vice President ; George B. McClellnn and 
George H. Pendleton are the candidates of the 
Democratic party ; and John 0. Fremont and John 
B. Cochrane, of the Independent or Kadical party. 
Mr. Lincoln is the present incumbent. Gen. Mc- 
Cicllan is Sen. Major General; Gen. Fremont was 

the unsui ssful competitor of Mr. B.uchanan. 

Gov. Johnson was formerly Senator from Tennes- 
see; Gen. Cochrane was, perhaps is now, a mem- 
ber of Congress from New York, and Mr. Pendle- 
ton is a member of Congress from Cincinnati. 
Gen. McClellau, so far as we know, is the only 
Mason among them. 
The Administration ticket in this State isasfol- 
Jpi^&ows: Gen. R. jfoglesby, of Decatur, for Governor; 
Wm. Bross, of the Chicago Tribune, for Lt. Govern- 
or; Sharon Tyndale, of Belleville, for Secretary of 
State; Orlin H. Miner, of this city, for Auditor; 
James II. Beveridge, of DeKalb, for Treasurer; 
Newton Bafcinan. of tliis city, for Superintendent 
of Public Instruction, and Samuel W. Moulton, of 
Shelbyville, for Congress at large. Of these, Mr. 
Bateman is Master of Central and Mr. Miner of 
Tyrian, both in this city: Mr. Moulton is a member 
of Jackson Lodge, and Mr. Tyndale is said to be a 

The Democratic ticket is as follows: James ( '. 
Robinson, of Clark, for Governor; 8. Corning Judd, 
of Fulton, for Lt. Governor ; "Wm. A. Turney, of 
this city, for Secretary of State ; John Hise, of Ot- 
tawa, for Auditor: Alexander Starne, of this city, 
for Treasurer: John P. Brooks, of this city, for Su- 
perintendent of Public Instruction ; and James C. 
Allen, of Crawford, for Congress at large. The 
three last are present incumbent!?. Mr. Robinson 
is now a member of Congress and member of Mar- 
shall Lod:_'.' : Mr. T^,-... .1. - :. a Pbiynl Aveh !Un=vm 

A few words to our brethren. As in religion, so 
in politics, you represent every shade of opinion. 
An exciting time, such as we have never seen, is 
upon us. How much higher the waves of excite- 
ment may rise, God only knoweth. We entreat 
all of you to act as reasonable, charitable men, and 
as just and upright Masons. We ask you to bear 
in mind, that the tirst lesson you are taught as 
Masons, is to subdue your passions. You can not 

anger. Conscientious men when excited, mean 
to act rightly and honestly, but often act wrongly. 
Keep cool under all circumstances. Be not con- 
cerned in, but discourage^ for your own sakes — 
for the sake of history—for the sake of the public 
good, all violence, all mobs, all interference with 
the freedom of opinion— freedom of speech— free- 
dom of the press, and the purity of the ballot box 

ud.'d :•>: m. 

:dnre *r 

u-nal untiring i>-n]," and suggesting 

On motion of Sir Charles Gilma.v, 
was added to the Committee. 

On the same day. Sir Fvait'RT M"H 
mittee, reported a Constitution in i 
which was read at length, made the order of the 
•Thursday, then next, and ordered to be printed. 

On Thursday, September 11th, the Grand Body pro- 
ceeded to the consideration of the special order, and 
continued to consider if. at times, until the 15th, when, 
after many amendments had been made, on motion of 
Sir Wm. T. Gould, the Constitution was unanimously 

This new Constitution changed 
the Grand Body its. If, of the State Gran 
Local Bodies, and the titles of alt the officers. 

These changes were unsatisfactory to some of the 

fate Grand Bodies, and they declined to conform to 
e requirements of the Constitution thus adopted, es- 
pecially the Grand Encampment of Ohio, in which the 
subject of some reeoneiling action was aj^atudat every 
meeting, until October last, when a l^^fe* 1 was 
passed appointing a Committee, consist tn^^ffTir Kest 
Jarvts, Sir Wm. B. Thrall, and Sir Human Ely, and sug- 
gesting that a Committee be appointed on the part of 
the Grand Encampment of the United States ; said joint 
Committee to be charged with the duty of considering 
the points of disagreement hctwe-n those bodies, and, 
so far as may be practicable, reconciling the same, and 
report to their respective bodies, etc. 

A copy of the resolution, duly certified, was sent to 
the Grand Master, Sir B. B. French, who, expressing his 
deep anxiety that the disagreement in question should 
be reconciled, proceeded to appoint a Committee on the 
part of the Grand Encampment of the United States, as 
follows, viz: Sir Join* W. Simons, of New York; Sir Solo- 
mon D. Bayless, of Indiana; and Sir Ezra L. Stevens, of 
the District of Columbia. 

The members of both Committees were, by order of 
the M. E. Grand Master, oflicially notified of his action 
by the Recorder, and. by agreement, tixed upon Wednes- 
day, June 1, 18U4, as the time, and Washington City as 
the place, of meeting. On that day all the members of 
the Committee assembled at the office of the Grand 
Master in the Capitol of the United States. 

■ 1 . ... 1 r....nm'";v'.u , r Vreso7utro™SrTne Grand En- 
campment of the State of Ohio, and ofrau order of the 
Mo^st Eminent Grand Master of Knight* Templar of the 
United States of America, a Joint Committee of the 
Grand Encampment of Ohio, met at the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Buildings, in the Capitol of the 
United States, at 10 o'clock A. M., its object being to re- 
concile the differences existing between said Grand 

The following Knights were present:— 

Sir B. B. French, Sii John \V. Simons, Sir Sol. D. Bat- 
less, and Sir Ezka L. Stevens, on the part of the Grand 
Encampment of the United States; and Sir Kent Jarvis, 
Sir Wm. B. Thrall, and Sir Hebian Elt, on the part of 
the Grand lhieainpnieut of Ohio. 

On motion of Sir JoaN W. Simons, the M. E.Grand 
Master, Sir B. B. French, was unanimously invited to 

i-r.ind ]'....(v 

defend the a 

also the duty 

SiV .■!!:■ Hire, 
ot ell.V.dn 

M:e-<miY . 

de until smdi change shall have hren approved 

ije.-ntv ..t Mat.- i, iand Bodies. 

id-fi. That it is the -,'nse of this Joint Comnmtee, 

fraternal Comir i- ation and e.iit-nltation, that 

should be adopted by the National 
iard the interest-* mid prew-rve and 
v ..( the Sta'e (.ran-1 C, .uim.i nderies, 
. t all Slate Bodies to unite in a cordi- 
al support of the <Ti-:md Eivainprn.-iu, in ohedienee to 
its Constitution, unal iawtullv ehaiitred, and in uphold- 
ing it as the represent;!. ive c* - K " 
United states ot Ainei lea. 

Resolved, That i 
ol Aruele 1 of the < .-n-t tntieu oi the Grand Eneamp- 
ment of the United -late.. .,, i( , h M .n.vide-"The stJe 
and! the- Guild Master is ■ )|n-t Eminent," 
that ot 'the other orheeis 'Night Eminent;' 
enrrespondmg ehanges he made in the des 
the oile-rr.s oj ,-t ; r ..(.rand Coinuiailderies. 

Mr.-sofrr- 1, That it fie recommended to amend Artiele 2 
of Section l' of General Regulations, by adding thereto 
as follows:— "3d Knmhts ,.t Malta -whieh Article, as 
so amended, will read : -The rule ot sueeession in con- 
ferring the Orders of Knighthood -hall be as follows:— 
1st, Knight -d the Ke.Mm.s.s, _;,(, Knight Templar; :-id. 
Knight of Malta." 

AV.Wrt*/, That the chairman of this Joint Committee 
be requested to the a. turn ofthe Couunitiee to ho 
printed, and early .li-s-niinated among the order in the 
United States, and that he he requested to Send a print- 
ed copy to t .;,eh member of the Committee. 
Pending the question on the adoption of the forego- 
the Committee adjourned until to-mor- 
clock, A. M. 

In ',!'''' 

The Committee r, A. M , acern-ding t 


Of a Joint Committee >>f 1ht < i rand Encampment of 
Knights Templar »f the United States nf Amer- 
ica, and the Grand Encampment of Ohio, with a 
Preliminary History. 

At the twelfth meeting of the General Grand Encamp- 
ment of the United states, at Lexington, Kentucky, in 
September, 1853: 

On motion of Sir Knight. A. G. Mackey, a committee 
was appointed, consisting of Sir W. B. Hubbard, G. G. 
Master; Sir Knights Charles Giimak, C. W. Moore, Wm. 
T. Godld, and A. G. MtcKi-v, to sit during the recess, and 
to report, at the next triennial meeting, such amend- 
ments to the Constitution as they might think expedi- 
ent, and such changes in the organization, as will make 
the Order in this country conform more completely to 
the system of Ancient Knights Templar. 

At the thirteenth meeting of the General Grand En- 
campment, at Hartford, Connecticut, in September, 
1859, on the first day of the meeting, the M. E. General 
Grand Master announced that the Committee had the 
revision of the Constitution under consideration ; that 
Sir Robert Morris had aided the Committee "with his 

On motion of Sir E. L. Stevens, Sir Heman Ely was 
hosen Secretary- 

On motion of Sir Kr.vt Jakvis, Sir Knights Simon.- 
'hrall were appointed a committee to prepare bus 
latter to be submitted to the meeting. 

Adjourned to meet at 4 o'clock P. M. today. 

' Committee ( 

; according to adjo 

a.p|...irm-! , 

Sir Knight Thrall, from 
the morning to prepare business, reported a series of 
resolutions, whieh. after mature deliberation, and a full 
and free interchange of sentiment, conducted with true 
Knightly courtesy and initernal leeliug, were modified 

M.Molvcd, As the unanimous opinion of this Joint Com- 
mittee, that the si. If .oid entire m i-dn.tion and govern- 
ment of the Ordei> o: K nightie ...d, wirhin the ,-iv.l i„. 
risdictioii of the United States and the Tl... 
restricts tliereof. belongs to and are propi-rlv 

by the Grand 

State, Distriet, or 'J eiriu.i ud Grand iai-amninents •: 
Conunaiideries shall have been dulv established bv au- 
thority of the said i. rand EnearnpiiieiK of the United 
States : and that then, ebawai d siieh junsdietiou and 
government, w.rhm v.- 'le-ignate.l eeographieal limits, 
devolve, ill all their entirely, upon sLieh local Grand 

'- tr equivalent bodies, and are properly 

em, subieet t._. I tie pr... visions oi I he en,. 
National Grand hieampmeiit : and that 

The foregoing resolutions were read and further con- 
sidered, and unanimously adopted. 

Previous to adjournment, the Joint Committee, deem- 
ing it eminently fit and proper, as individuals repre- 
senting various Grand Ma-onie Bodies in the United 
States, that an expression of sentiment from them, re- 
lating to the present condition of our country, and '.he 
relations and obligations win- h are recognized as bind- 
ing upon all true Tree Masons, most cordially and unan- 
imously assented to, and adopted the following pream- 
ble and resolutions presented by Sir Knight John W. 
SimAns, of New York, to which the signature of each 


i-Vrand onnu.iii -ri^oi i i|, ... hid, ana. Aewiork 

nine the admim-ir. (fir.,, , 

ue knights 'lemplni-. feel called nj.on 
■s-ion tothe leelings suggested b\ the s, 
ors thet apitol ot the United States, and t 
'''■-;_ " ( ' ;■ ' ti '"'-' tmeoiu wimie country, of n 

urselves, and in behalf of the Or- 

Of the Slates r.,ui- 

:■ earnestly look forward to the time 

war shall have passed away; win n 

' misguided oi our bMHiren shall hjue ti aio,.!,.,! ,,„. 

e dread h-n-vthat m.,h i,| m ,u de m mid 

" ainhait the starry banner of 

foe. We stand ready to open 

hrone, and lenity and 

upon bv all our hllou- 


. of the U. 

of Alrirriea and > hinriK 
■ b'il.N W. slMO.NS, 

■ iii.'.iu),,,,,.,,,,,! i;. s. a. 

The Joint Commit 

' t-.le.L'r.iHj; [-.■-oh,U..|l> 

e.-dings of the Joint C 

erewith forward the sum,* to you, expressing the hope 
lat the proceedings ot the < „nni,nt,,, .,, ha,.,,i|% ,'d 
j unanimously c-n. Ind.-d mav l, M d to a p^rle.-tJv bar 
lonious settlement of all dirh.'ulties exi-n , IL . "i„-i„ ,.'..„ 
' ' ^d Elieuinpm^ui „l the Lmted > at,-, and state 




A. F. & A. MASONS, 

As published front i/rar 1>< 'irnrfrnm (to: organization until 


Springfield, April, 1851, 

[October 4, 1841.]* 

TvV Grand Lodge shall have power to constitute 
new fudges by letters patent, under their seal. 

out the State strictly adhering t<> ike ancient land 
marks, usages and customs of Masonry. And in 
furtherance of tin? desirable object, it shall be tin- 
duty of the Grand Master, or sonic well informed 
brother by him appointed, occasionally to visit ev- 
ery subordinate Lodge under the jurisdiction of 
this Grand Lodge, to lecture and instruct the breth- 
ren, and to correct, such errors as may have obtain- 
ed'aniong them. To require from several Lodges 
under their jurisdiction such annual dues as they 
may deem n'eeessnrv, to be appropriated for the 
benefit of the Craft. 

To hear and determine all appeals from subor- 
dinate Lodges, and to decide all disputes between 
the different Lodges under their jurisdiction. 

To demand such lees as may be deemedjust and 
reasonable, upon granting charters constituting 
new Lodges. 

To make such By-Laws as may be necessary for 
their good government, and not inconsistent with 
this Constitution. 

And to do all things bereh.lbre accustomed to be 
done by other Grand Lodges, which are within the 
ancient landmarks and usages of the craft 

No alteration shall take place in this constitu- 
tion, except in the manner following: Every 
amendment shall be proposed in writing at a regular 
communication ol the Gruiid Lodge; a fair copv 
of which shall be sent bv the Grand Secretary 
to each of the subordinate Lod-es, who shall pa/s 

at thi eC next^-S'''''^''' , '''' ,,, \ ,,,, ' ,,, ' , " : '/ , " , ' , ' , /.- : " f ''"f 'A" 
appear that two- Curd- ol the subordinate L»l.j-; 
have agreed to pissviic same, it shall become^ a 

Section. 1. The annual meetings of the Grand 
Lodge shall be held in the town of Jacksonville, 
on the first Moiidav of October, at whieli time the 
Grand Officers shall be elected and appointed, in 
the manner prescribed by the Constitution. 

g 2. No Brother admitted as a visitor during the 
session of the Grand Lodge, shall be permitted to 
vote on any subject before, nor to speak on any 
subject without the leave of the M. W. Grand Mas- 

be-r belonging t 



rd that i 

dollars, exclusive ofthe'coi 
And the Master and Ward* 
of any Lodge, shall not t: 
Grand Lodge until all their 
Treasurer's receipt therefor 

;einbled as was the won 
, to repolish the jewels <: 
the links of that mysti 

ympal.bies o!' I'riendshi] 

ii obscurity of the long 
emergiiiir from that ob- 

I the appella 

the Grand Lodge shall not proceed to 
termine the same. 

'6 11. When any brother is exclude 
subordinate Lodge for mal-practices, 
thereof shall ho sent to the Grand Lo 
the Lodges under this juri.^liuiimi, as 
venient ; but no Lodge within thejt 
this Grand Ledge, nor any member t 
publish, or in any manner make pit 
pension c 
Tin hate 

rig he 

" Willi!! 

the sands, of what o 
deserts, cover them ; 
obelisk, the moulder 

by any Lodge umb i the i 
Lodge the same majority 
expelled Mason shall be 
of Masonry, except by a ' 
and such restoration shj 
membership in the Lodgi 
polled, without the 

a i;i. The' 

nd Master, Depute Craud Master, 
Grand Treasurer- and Grand Sec- 

me being, or a majority of them 
;ing committee of charity, under 
the grand charity funds shall be 

aturally seeks to pre 

of thousands. 
ts of* thought, all the c: 
not the like claim to 
levemeuts of the hun 
anshipof the human ha 

oil. in'. 

it shall b<- tilled by He Tioh-i'y 

ter i,.r tie' time being, shall till 

£ 5. Every Lod?e under the 

Grand Lodg'-'.-hall at each Gr 

,.[' the otlicers and member- <■! ! 
List of -the initiations, admission 

suspensions and expuUioii.- <<t ! 
tionsot eandidate-. with tlu-'.e-] 

, whilst resident in the vieinit 
alteration or amendment shall 

which stained their altar stones with the blood of 
human victims, are remembered only with horror; 
while that faith, which asks as the only fitting 
sacrifice to the Omnipotent, the aspirations of a 
pure and unpolluted heart, is becoming the religion' 
of the world. Anil thus, for all these reasons, 
while empires have been creating and crumbling; 
false religions been promulgated and forgotten; 
while time has crumbled all that was physical 

and Wardens shall be accompanied by a recou 
mendation from the Lodge nearest to the place . 
which the new Lodge is to be holden. 

\ 7. For every letter, or warrant of dispens 

i of a 

Lodge, there shall 
y, the sum of fifteen 


pUI'l lUlo UlC I'lttMU i'tiisur 

hu,: and for every Charter ( 
n of live dollais. and the further sum of two dol- 
s in addition, to be paid to the Grand Secretary, 
deh said sums, respectively, shall be paid before 
■y of the warrant or charter. And in 
11 cases where the seal of the Grand Lodge is re- 
uired to be affixed, there shall be paid by the ap- 

anuual communication, appoint the following 
standing committees, viz: 

A Committee on Returns and Work of Zodges— 
To consist of three members, to whom shall be re- 
ferred all the returns and work of subordinate 
Lodges, and whose duty shall be to examine the 
same, and report b. thi's Grand Lodge. 

.-1 Committee on Petitions and Grievances— To 
consist of three member.-, to whom shall be referred 

knows it. He need not be b-ld ,.f the purity ot its 
principles, he has already felt it. But aside from 
the lessons taught in our temples, the inquisitive 


The no**,,,.- 1 



learning of the eafc deriwjd its sm 
existed (ho germ nf Muwhrld's , i,l j 
. The wise and magnificent Solum 
youth gathered the learning of the 
In tholaiign.vgo ,,f iii.-ioration. •• II 

them, all the 

■ >il:: 


; 4 r f r niysteYTes,' hut 

'ly h,a,t 

11 with. 

an Magii; an, I u I, on he-^nieeivcd the de- 

i ''O'.'lni; I. ho loniplo a I .loi u^alom. tho I u- 

1- acquired, ho applied |„ 1 1, r egllhl tiuli , or- 

tion and insti tictiom, of those' whom ho 
-dm the erection of (l,o.( v:,.. clitic; „„,] 

s established the fi 
East, t: 

dency of Free Ma 
from all the chare 

tor tho ordoi 

tho Bodlein library hy 
to the Ear] of Pembroke 
Such was the character 
iswers that Locke alter 

g of the craft wa 



all, awards did* 
tingiiished members. 

Were it not that, it "'"nl'l.Sfj'jJfplease'mel ' 
■ " n ? . iat ]iisYorv of Masonrv minutolv through 
those agosin modem Kur-.,,o, whore, over'and anon, 
tlie spirit ol the arch tend seems to have been un- 
chained and let loo=,-, titled for do/,r-.. -■-',,„. Times 
when intestine- and fori.i»n ,..r IvJi 
one great battle field— si 
above the turbid v/.Tves of that c'li 
ment, of law, <j| religion? of all thi 
Masonry rode tranquil, like the ark of old that 
Boated in ss.fety upon tho surface of the stormy 
waters that swept the teeming earth with desola- 
tion. And, as of old, the dove returned to that 
ark bearing the olive leaf, and telling of q, curse 
removed, ami of a land at rest. So amid the 
struggles and corruptions of the old world, tame 
the messenger to our temples bearing the olive 
oaf. and telling of a far oil land beyond the swel- 
ing waters— a land upon which the God of heaven 
had lavished his blessing; — a virgin laud un- 
shackled by the prejudices of •■ damned custom " 
—a land in which virtue might replume her wings, 
and intellect assume her einpiie. And towards 
that land ot promise, floated the ark of the Ma- 
sons hopes— there in the temples of freedom 
creeled her altars i and over all that fair land ; an, 
here! here! m (his broad and fertile valley— here 

where but yesterday the untaught s f (he forest 

bent his knee toward the burning West, and a- 
the glowing sun veiled itself behind tho gold „„,'| 
purple drapery of evening, worshipped in his fit- 

—that the Alii 


To I 

inder which t 
bound to yield obedie ce. To the governmen 
is bound to render b.s support. It is his duty, as 

a Mason, to bengood and I Mul citizen. Towards 

Ins lellow men. he is taught to cxerci " 
tucs so beautifully comprehended 
golden rule, ■■ 11,, unto others as ye 

lives he 



the will of one 
i me, beyond which the memo 
o record have recognized that * 
— political truth, ■•that all 
d equal." Towards all, 
' kindly 

■ral, as 
are born fr< 

taught l,, extend 
protect the oppressed 


fend the widow and the orph 

to practice all the virtues, hi 

The mystic tie that binds 


comfort and de- 
They are taught 
aove all, Charity. 

and the deepest teeling; „f our nature! wli^^ 
o b iga ions are subservient to those which he owes 
to his God, his country, and himself, they are of 
such power as to make all tru,, Masons brethren- 
brethren, in the truest, and deepest meanin- of 
that sacred word; brethren, s,,,.), a' wore Davi I ,, 
Jonathan of old-bound together by the ties of a 
fideiice reposed, and mutual benefits 
--- " together in the pursuit and prae- 
the ills, and 

f the Hebrew Lodg-s, and endowed il- 
■ith many privileges. So high was the 
laced upon this institution by the 
pie, that they afterwards extended, 

and established those privileges by the 

•onized by the Government, similar in- 
stitutions multiplied, and early became dispersed 
Jpugh all the provinces of the Roman State. 
■'; ;' s ,"■ ">'ro. '-nlttvated the soil which the 
I "' '""' gamed, and whore the Roman arms 
brought d.-o.o, .„ :l ,,,| death, they erected the 
monuments, and taught the arlsof u refined civili- 
zation. It is .-aid (liar there was no town, at all 

""'"'['I 1 .!'' "',' l"" v:i ' 1'owever distant, where 

downfall of the West.u-n and ' Eastern' empires? 
Numbers of hen, a npanied each Roman 

to i T„ it" , " ','; " Hn '" )wel ' established 

•Si It ir^Britain, the extensive works there under- 

■ of the craft to I hat 


the JMlil 


was th« 

i the Danube. 
" England, 


rulers re-introduced it into their territories. 

In the seventh century, Atheist,, n,. -,-mtod t , 
, Ins brother Edwin, a ehailcr t „,T."l , 1 . '.' 

v York. which was then established, and tnal 

Prince became its Grand Ma-,,.,. Thi- ,no, ,.,',, 
temple, with its charter ,n tu-.-lv,- ,-. ; ,tii..-, -nil 

, ' 's.rendei.-d: a ,,,1 1, -.uu'ii a'l 1 .Masonu'' put hoi 'on 

tl " foundation of the Grand 

authority and consent in 

science wandered not forth 

lashing itself 

shake the walls of the Mas,, 
tempest has now subsided, a 
the past. It may, indeed. I 
wisely sent, and as the temi 
the atmosphere, it may havt 
temple. Masons are but m 
prosperity may corrupt relig 
ity— so it may taint the virl 
induce us to forget those pu 
which it is the object of M„_ 
the duty of Masons to practice 

The storm has pass 
its breath yet lingei 
Why, sit? Itis(wi .. 

asons have not sn-tuincil; and 

received — .j,,,,,,,, togetner in the p 
tice of those virtues which pallia 
smooth the rugged path of life. 

Strange, strange it is, that an instittir 
calculated to warm the breast of the pat -. 


aiifst theipiseipk 
In/all othlr conn 

the hi, 
in thei 
f in the 

, andi 

ask, this 'fierce attack 
Ust' h U a, a f a cen,r y " tS i^ii, TtVeal- of^ >° f ^ 
of ambition thaM ,,,,o:.,,bo,;o:,i| lt ;I;^^- 
of political Anti-Masonry. I will not say that 

of our order, and 
and sacred let 
tnry to teach, 

i— but the poison of 
n our moral atmosphere, 
regret I say it,) because 


chiteet of th 
mighty Powei 

of the lessons and 

culcated by Masonry. And first- no 

in be a Mason. It is the duty of all, not 

reverence the great Ar- 

To worship that Al- 

Snrang beauty : 

Jinated, until the 
ge at London by i 



ester made a fier 

, seoroev and silence. 
e, and for a time, a 

truth stamped upon the face of the Universe. 
the Mason, whatever land or whatever faith calls 
him her own, is taught to behold the linger of 
Deity m all the beautiful and mysterious desh-ns 
of his creations. To him 

The voiceless lips of Bowers are living preachers- 
EaeheuDapulpit-everj leaf at £: 

>u|'l-i hi-- t" hi- t ,„, y numerous teachers, 

'Midst cloistered boughs, each Moral bell that swin»cth 

Is us per ,e to tho [la-singair, ° ' 

fields, and over ringeth 

.Make- Sabbath , 

those fierce pari i/au- 
to serve the Devil 
in their ignorance 
But let us exam 
which they attei 
"The Masonic fr 
said they, " and a 
sarily corrupting.' 

in not sav 
livery of Hea 
ippose they di 

have been, open t th- go..d'.",',nd"the virt-ious^ 

into The M '"' "■'"■ '"" ""'"• to be """S 
nto the Masonic mysteries. To the base, the 
profligate and the vicious, only are they closed! 
"' r hope that ■millions 

have entered, and 
yet may enter; nay, more, I 
hood, logcthe'r^IraK^emg 11 ,' 
order. Then, indeed, wool, 


! down together, and nations k 

the cultivat: 
works of charity 
would advertise 

have 1 

our association is one for 
irtue and friendship, and the 
Ire these pursuits such as men 
the world? I know, that in 
Philanthropic etlort and modest refine- 
"'-rned (o improve on (he prac- 
l'hall-ec: ;n,d alllo„io|, tlo-v 
'fold, bo loumlh, ao,:„f soli 
■Hers of our streets, they are 

emblazoned ,n the public print, and they herald- 
ed forth to the world as the verv buds and blos- 
ol charity; and as their intoxicated vanity 
nding paragraph, in the thrill 
long their every 

of conscious admin 

they have their rich 

1 chant i ble' deeds. Not s 

to, "iiijien-o l,„- t hei r 
itli Ihe iljs-n m his 

-<!.:• <-fs £ <fffl= 





[e pracSSfc them in 

u .,"w,tncss lo admire ' .'' lendorn 
pathies. Instead ol s. .- J\<! tb i' 
lion of the multitude, lo- i.fckj for 
i„ tlio -mil.- of an approving w. 
the favor of Him who. though ho 
shipped in secret, has promised 
who worship hiin openly. 
But. after all, what is there so 

i,l,, a n f„ so-oel? K very nidi vulu... ..,,- .. 

asev.-rv family eirele, i- 1 he repository "I 
which it wouhl be little less than profanity . 
po.e to'the gaze of the eokl ami the unsympath 
iin R world. " Societies, cabinets, governments, 
have their secrets wni.t. =1 
those of our order 
r ],eed doors: and the 
the Federal Const ilu 

not Masons hn 

i the 

thoTe, "ho raise STobifectiln, furnish 
1 know of none. 

e answer me, l_— — 

eligion? 'Let me ask 
ihat "man from whence he derived his informa- 
toV.' Does he know that the charge is true/ 11 
'n'o™ let me re'fer him to the testimony of a galaxy 

Does a-., — 

ions of a Mason are in 
lihertv, or the precepts 

!i . „,rm- Mi-^eri or dicnitW rminknicl. 

VNowton.tho christian phi- 


—the purest christians— the 
.hcrs-the most devoted pal 
„r dignified mankind, 
etme point him to Newton, the christiar 

Slbn^w^^n^lSin^taX 6 ^ 

•' Nature and all her works lay hid in night, , 

God said, 'let Newton be!' and all was ligm. 

To Locke, the philosopher, who first resolved 

the human. mud mto its proper elements d 

mined its fuctions and combine, the. a e ■ 

Christian wlio. not content wuth the anaiy 

thought, became the powerful and, 

X. - „ f hie fn i+ h and the Republican, v 


di o' V LFv < ili e po U int bini to the illustrious of his oj-n 

whit., snail he-sent „. , , ,„ T i \ n r 

■ach .of .the subordinate.,. .so voice r.rsl -";;";' ^ '^,"'X^ 

In'oTl, 1 '', V'tX -'i, '-";-■ '■"'; ' '" ; ! 

whoup„ Charles i.wn c -., ■■ ■ 

offerecf up hiu.scll the first sacriUc- bo I ■- one, 

.... „1, ' ,,i the l.atrlotle, tie. I .no lii.-.i u w. 

Bogus Masonry-Mo^as on the Eam- 
page". # . 
We learn from a source enticed to entire con- 
denc-ef that, that arch-Masonic disturiberand 
speculator, Rob. Morris, LL. D.. (by B!W« 
creation,) having been foiled in his attempt? to 
Conservatorizo the. American,Craft, to his o 
pecuniary advantage, has entered into anot 
bogus speculation by wl/dj tAmke the frater 
nitv tributary tojjirn. TTic /peculation 
ther more or /ess. than a formation of 

Il.rrv I Sovmouivl' New "5>^ <'''■>' ''*"', "i'-u \ 

ioliitorot ill"" ' ■•,^Tv alleged lo "a*- V 

been entered into,.betwccn Marshal irfugnan.. ^ 

and the Seald <Siserables, or the Clandestine ( 

and document-forging IneWable Masons of New . I 

York^ity;) and tbe.iffock.-in Trade, is the patchy » ■■ 

work, know- 

When hurled against the pure and 
epts of our oTder — the barbed arrows 

111 IOC O.O.HI O, e,.,. .v^ -- — - 

who upon the heights ot Uiarl 
ottered up himself the first t 
-the eloquent, the ««*•" 

To him the proscribed of lyrants: the sworn eue- 
mvof kings, whose bold band hrst signed the 
great pledge of American Independenee-the ven- 
^^"ghterstar than ever glittered ,u 
the coronet of Greece: a brighter star than ever 
alitte.ed ...the coronet, of Home: the brightest stai 
fcre.'^it" oidtbe^Tnthe 

wealth he iuhellled, and. Ill the darkest and 
pen, .us hour of our Itevolutionary lnrtun.-, 
I „ .1 , oiii -la. 1. 1 .1.1 and followed It until victoM 
1 ,..,;.; i , ll ,.,„'„;..,,,le,. and Ihel, returned... shake 
the rotten and ,-, nmblmc thrones of Europe with 
the ides ..I need. .m— Lafayette! 

To Franklm the patriot, who in, he day ol dan- 
ger stood foremost in his country s councils, lo 
philosopher who, grappling with .h.- ■ ,;■ 
t oi lis destiueti\e aitu- 

.1 ..' .1 venerable Mo-" 1 -'-"' A ~ "■- 
..,„ 1, .. r iii. fence. 

ies oT Clinton, Livingston, Ritten- 

hoiise and a host of others. 

And when I tell him that all of these illustrious 
names are inscribed as high ">i the recordsof Ma- 
sonry as they are upon the scrolls of fame — that 
"all were prominent members of our order— that 
when Warren fell he was the Grand Master 
throughout the colonies -that Washington founded 
a Lodge at Alexandria over which he presided un- 
til bis deoth-tbat Marshall was for forty years, 
and until his death, Master of a Lodge-that Cm- 
ton was for many years at the head of the frater- 
nity in the Union.' And when I tell him further, 
that not an officer ,.f the Revolution, from the de- 
gree of Major to that of Commander-in-Chief, hut 
was a Mason, with, me dark exception, that ol Ar- 
nold- that during that eventful stmed.- not a 
battle was f.aniht. not a victory w..u, not a tropin 
1, not a deed of fame emblazoned upon the 

. .be^tocloin trade, is the patchy 

., us thSRitc of Memphis. 

For the better facilitating thelevying of taj j 

ute, by distributing the light(?.fof "Herme^ 

riiilosopb-y" at a percentage on the Grand Mas , 

ter's profits, Morris is about to visit the Wes- 

■rn States, and there deal it out to all who haj ■ 

loose dollar to part with; just as he peddM 

ut Androgynous Mu»onry, or his Conservator-' 

SMnomonics, &c. 

Som^ weeks ago they oaugl% some flats, an 
instituted "Zoroaster Senate No. 8," for whie 
ttnd sum for the benefit • 
ic speculation. We dee 
n, not only our Western 
ions, wheresoever dispel.' .' . 
his enterprise as the whclb 
,,:■,.„„:, ,;..-;.waryp,lgri 

And, let us eacl 
son which teacl 
way to happine 
result of all the 
phy ; and whili 
your duty as IV 
' — then in the 

nnocius— let usiek, by regal 
those' precepts, lo render ou 
,1c. -As we look? forth upon 
. tli vast, and the i 
imb'tiuus lootsters 

irently render up the homage due to hi 

mkaround us, and behold the great fam- 
.,,.".., i, thousand devious ways, 
ember that all are brethren— having one 

-, r ; c i n destined toone common end, and 

' t .\ x i with the usual sympathy, 

egarded as the dictates.,!' doty. 
ourselves, remember that les- 
•that the path of virtue is the 
This simple truth is the great 
ictions of reli.'ion. andphiloso- 

anfyour'condm-'Va' 1 a'ec'i'.tabb- 1 as\he offering- 
and thus you will become pillars of wisdom, 
stren-th and beaulv. adorning and the 
n.ajcsitc edifice of 'M..-on.y-pilla,> ..,„.,, wbi.-h 
it will continue to stand, until that time, when 
,,,„„1 the universal wreck, the dazzling hr.jl-i "•-•"■ 
nf the d»j- ".'^ "■« ueeji Dlueor me empurpled 
i'ughl shall fade. 

"When, like the baseless fab. je of a vision, 
Tlie .-loud eai.p.l tov. l-s, tlie corneous palaces. 
The solemn temple-. Hi- cleat itsell. 
Yea all which it nilieriis, sl,all dissolve," 
when those who can meet the test of the Great 
Grand Master of the I'nivcr.-e, shall be clothed in 
the garments of immortality, and be permitted to 
enter that Lodge where He forever sitteth in the 

„e,l. not a deed ol Ian Ill l.lazo.ieu upu.. ^= 

e of the national escutcheon, but the name ot 

Meetings of Grand Bodies. 

The Grand Lodge will meet at the Representatives 
Hall, on Tuesdav, October 4, at nine o'clock, A. M. 

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter will meet at Masonic 
Hall in this city, on Fri day, the 7th day of October, at 

the noodles paid a 
this so-called Mas. 
our duty to w 
•ejihren, but all U 
against investing i: 
tiling is a mere tn 

in searcbtof the s.;.;_^, uo BSf " '^J' ' 
ble for nien who have u^s after 
to lend (their names ; oS*-**"*^ i,,,™ ..... 
them, to allow them to be used, to an impositi. .. 
of so un-Masonie e character. 

There was in Pa.-is, a body of men, who call 
themselves the Masonic Order of Memphis, wl 
published a list of degrees,, but beyond theii 
tabular titles, the ritual had no existence. This 
body was closed by the police in 1847, but after 
the revolution of the next year, it reappeared^ 
and was again suppressed, at the request of the 
Grand Orient, in 1801, as they were declared to 
be spurious Masons. In this city they profess to 
senate, but all the degrees were concoct 
ed from the odds and ends of other rites and 
manufactured to order, whereby the Grand 
Master pockets a handsome sum, which it>is in- 
tended to increase through the instrumenta' 1 *- 
of Mr. Morris. 

Those of our Occidental brethren who feel 
clined to bask in the rays of these Oriental 1. 
mlnaries, and to patronize the pyramidical hum 
bug of our modern "Egyptians," will probably 
see more than they ever dreamt of before in 
their psychology. Brethren of the West, he on 
guard. Editors of the Trowel and Review 
sound the alarm. — New York Courier. 
Grand Lodges. 

Vermont.— Coromunieiuion held at Bellows Fall 
nary 13 and 14. Lbveeett B. Esglesbt, of Burlingl 
elected Grand Master, and Henry Clark, of Poultney, 
Grand Secretary. No proceedings come to this 
in better condition, or displaying better taste thai 

The Grand Counc 

il and Select Master? will 
; same day at six o'clock, 


The next Communication will be held at Burlingto 
on the second Wednesday in January. 

Maryland.— The Proceedings of May 1864 are at han 
That part of the proceedings which relates to the pr 
eeedings of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, last Octob* 
will be noticed hereafter. 



Moneys received for Masonic Trowel 
from June 30 to August 31, inclusive. 


Lincoln. (i.S .vijSl.irm. 3*2 

IVnoial-.tViiiniH ny. lAll.-u. 2:u. 

Coloi idol' 25 Sni.-lnir. is 



. ..i si.iMitrticlfl . 


Prom Quiucy, Ills., and from Hamil- 
ton, opposite Keokuk, Iowa, to Toledo, 

do Camp Point.. 



Arrives at (Uucs 



Leaves East St. Louis 7:00 a. in -1:00 p. m 

,lo Alton Junction S-.0-2 a in .'.:« p m 

■ In I'aiia 11 -"•■. in K:30 p in 

do Maltoou 1 c;. p m 1":K. p In 

do Pans :■'■■. I' in II 15 p in 

Arrives at Torre Haute 3:5<1 p. in 12:40 a in 


.;,! ■■it '.'.'.v.'.'.v. :.':.'.'." 200 Zl"ri"i " "no 

iniuel loi Louis. Hi- Lacou i...dt. ■-! ■ * ,;( 

betnia Mo 1 uu 1 Uoebci In. preebourg. 2 0C 

do Stat* Lir 
Arrives at Logai 

Leaves Lognnsporl 

do State Lino.. 

do Oilman 

do Chcnoa 

do El Paso 

Arrives at Peoria- 


Leaves St. Louis G:lja"ni 1:31! pm 3:00 p m 

do Sandoval irimm 1*30 p m 0:37 pin 

do I aim U 45 a 111 4:."..'. p 111 7.10 p ril 

do Xonia a m p ra pm 

Leaves nati 7:15am C:00 p m 7:40 pm 

do Seymour IfcOspm UMOpm Itlnam 

Ilo ildlll '!."'"'.'.'."'.! 3:31pm'.'.'.'.'.'. S:10 a 111..'-'. 10:00 am 

d.. -a...i..4..l 0.4opni aiJam lu:3o p m 

Arrivos at St. Louis -. 1200 p in .... 10 :s a in 1:15 p ra 


i,vi ixriii/! '■'■ :1 :, ' N ' ,r. ll ';,r'i-i \ i v ■m.l 
QMITH A: ISOTHI-.U:-. W Hi ' U-> A U- •<•' 
O Retail 

lleadquai'tiis t..r H'-'- ■' , " 1 l '' ";,'.".. . ,h. i-.- I md 
clnnvo,1. II. -ii— ''• I-.-- ■ ; .•.,.„.,„ , ,1.. ■.' 
l.rr.ini.Mv IV.I.-.i a: -".all auvanti 
Julv 16, 1864-Hm. 

1 his old business of, furnishing 

COSTUMES, and 0THER «gj^ 

to Lodges, Cha,,„;,-.C I'^^'^'r.Iia'reir^,^'',.!! 

W -i v. n t.. i.i.u.a ..i.l. I- •" ' '! '■ , 

i.kt in'tu.i. - '-^i;" j;;'^':',""' *■'»•■" " cre - j, A . bush. 

X of Books. ., •„ T>;„i„,„as in 

Beautiful l,l.« 
Gold i-,]ilar.' u 
Fin.- p.l.l -■" 
S.did g.ild -1: 




_A N D— 

[. ,, I',,,,,, CHioAQoto all points East. 

■n,i.,„tirl.IiilKi.f Lading '■]•;""' ".'uv'aK ^':'^'^ 

20,000 PEACHES. 

WE offer for sale this Fall 
selected a 

' Summerfiold, III, 

uguat, 1861. 

Arch; Square, com- 

',. t!,.'-. , 1 ll IV,. Hi !•!•■ a' lain." Mr I,'- ■ ■■ ■ ■' •' 

,...yi Manual: i' ' !, "^.;[' ' ! V -">1 .iViiVl ' .ill i'n 

u.d-.i"'llli'iMi t.-d l'.ui.l; "l Hi- '•'"'Pj'VnT.. \\'!T, 

0,,; «.,-lll . ; J" "llfl ■'•- H.-.l'"-"' ''" v .'la-"U.> 

„„.,;„,..,. mi,,.. - sy„,l...loi Glorjto on ' Hf ,. om ,i„ 


Grand Lodg* libraries fol Uu use of Lodges can 




French and German Calf Skins, 





W. M. EGAN & CO., 

Vessel Hfltnts & Commisa'n Jltmljants 

Advancements m ade <m Shipments East 

. HI. .M.'llil'l' 


MASONS. ~«tt 


I DIPLOMAS in M. ,.».-., .'I'n- k--.. :."■;,; J ,,,, 

1,1,1. ,11,1 111. -.'Ill 1" l; l'' l ; ". v t ' ! u ' r ' 

S. .lid v..'1'l ''''"«" 1,"> -"""' .;,',... I 

-'!,,,,. -:.,' :'Li am 111'. nd 
l;„val AL'li A|.i..nii-Pii 

>i.i. \.'i'.ii M'.- ;; '(■'.';;; 

I',;,. .'.,ul.. V ..ll..t .'""a 


^ssss .- .. i 

■ scarf; si l.l.i strap 

I,,,' ,';,[,-. ;,l,d L'alllUl.'tS. 


Real Estate, Abstract and Collection Agents, 


"■- • II I ITUNlSll Al'.-TP.AI'TS of TITLE 

fjKOSS~&T gross, 


,,,,,,,,11,111111.- '•■ - ' "'_■ ■• '' — ■."" 

." ],"' M.u..'.'.- i.'V'i.l'. .V.. .'. ■ ,„ t" law- *'" 


gYthe siKglo vine, dozen, hngnd or tbou- 


New York. 


Chicago ■ 

Five Hundred Pocket Trestle Boards 

Containing the "Work of the G, L. of Illinois, 

And just what should be learned and used, 
Properly Arranged. 

Tliev will last a life time r>' i(,e s0 eenta 

For sale by II. G. REYNOLDS. 




\ Nil CITIZENS KEVIKW.— A Monthly 
iTL* ■■ 1 1.. v' Boal legal information^oi 



LlCand General Land Ait-lit-, ahos special atteir 
li. hi In war claim- titrmiuva, I'.. tic inty, Kansas. 

l-i.-.|...,i. Illinois -r,,.,o„ I »,„-,, 

!„.:'■ ; ""."i ';.'';, "i !« - ■ . 

;'„,'. .'',','f Fuui lauldiui:- i ■■ ■ r r !,. 1 loo '!:" 
contents. Losses equitably adjusted and ] 

Genrcc F. lieForest, Hon. .Tolin H. 

Julius Bastress, J. M. Bailey, 

J. R. Lemon. S. 0. Buckmai 

. F. DeForest, President J. K. 


M 1 


Retail slatMiifls, Manufacturers of Illank 

A. & H. KOHN, 
IBS, 6 
111. Ga 


Owinc t., ih.. in. iras.-d price of materials 
and labor, a corresponding advance must follow in 
the price of Pi ladings. 

We shall set aside 4UU copies pi 
for sale : 





100 Full Copies 1st & 2d Vols, of the Trowel, 

and will be delivered in Springfield for 

$ 3 . 5 O PER, COPY. 

Those who wish to preserve a correct history of Con- 

By-Laws for Constituent Lodges, 

Lodge use; the edition furnisfied by the Grand 

i.i. .<_'<• lur L...Il" - I'mirr I'i.-|.ri,>;tiiuii being exhnus ted, 
I iitve . mi— ■- i ih-- -nine ci. ilc :ih ordered bv the Grand 
Lodge in lSiV7, t.. I e made < .- >n- 1 ^ t <rit with the present 
Bv-L:.\i- ,.i the i.i.uid I.'.-d^o s.t as to avoid any eonliiet 

■ i mi- ■; ii-t."iiM' I. <<ii the part ol Masters and Lodges 


c of the Chapter, 

in larger . 

r :',"!". 

in.,:.' )..-[ al pi. -cut place 

Ill tie blaiikpa-i'- I lldrl>lialel'll 

'li'. I:. i:nv: 


an.,' ""' 'Kept bv""" * ' ' WILLIAM m'iAI I.N- 





Pension .Wont. Office e.-.rnor of Wayne and Olin- 



Collars. Plow ||..„.. . .,... etc. N... i- 





o ^ i' 

i names of mittees of reference, 


MEETING.— With a blank 

N',^. 1 " 

-, .nun. .li- sin, ul. 1 be ii.-cil only 
--itv Notices should be used on 



i EK1 U-TCATES.— It would 
ey ougbt not to cost more than a 

Western Sin 
nriHE MOST E. 

Saint Clair Nurseries, Summorfiold, 111. 

WE beg leave to call the attention of all par- 
ties intorc-sted in the culm at ion of Fruits, or in 








mnctually attended t 

Lock Box, 5920. 
Refers to the entire 




!K masters' sum,, ami past 






i Li is IXC ODE — 



/' i 

* ■■ ■- ■ i 


The Mrano Stab is the name of a new pub 
lished at Chicago and Fort Wayne, by Re' 
UN in pamphlet form of 32 pages month 
innitm Edited bv Key. W. J. Chaplin and 
less, Esq., P. G.M. of Indiana. The first 
numbers are before us, and give promts 
earnest, devoted Masonic journal. We gi' 
a "arm right hand, and wish the publisl 

The F»ee Mason's Magazine for Augu: 
taining as ever. We fully endorse the fol 
tive Masonry, is ni> Masonry. It is a sn. 
a fraud on those who should be the la 
should practice deceit on. A mummer} 


il'ev","',;"," the'attammeut of a ^ ke \^°l\lT 
genuine Masonry, would yet fall sh..rt "I the mil >• 
The Masonic Review for August has not come to n. 
We miss its familiar, friendly face. How is it, i 
Moobe ? You used to lecture us soundly, if you mis 

The National Free Mason has not come to iam 
several weeks. Previous to our rernar a in • 
number, we received one copy in exchange, and .nc 
,,- i,-om Grand Master French. Now, neither. We h 
those who preach p.-aee the loudest, will not in 
first to take unnecessary offence. If they do, in 
instance, what we gave as an opinion, will, to us, bee. 
a verity. 

The Satoiday Evening Cociueb keeps its Masonic 
pnrtmentin capital trim. We take this oppor urn 


N. n.ill.y. 
,11...,;, r.. 

T.1. ,,;.,., II K, Ell, ung. 
tis Blakeman. 

M„, , In A X l.odg.- 

affair. The speech of Bro. Bromwel 
length, and a fair epitome of the balai 

Bro.JoasW. Simons keeps 
New York Dispatch 
talents are kept within bounds, and theie is a sot- 
characteristic repartee about his writings whio i la 
the "dry" out of his really profound and exceii 
opinions and advice. We thank him for copying 
"photographs," and for his kindly notice of the ] 

Masonic Departments. We would fra 
Broth. Macov and Siceles to procure 

Business Notices. 

Ilunois Mutual Insubance Company.— In 
the Illinois Central Mutual Insurance C< 
last issue, our typos omitted the word C 
overlooked it in reading the proof. Tut 
al, located at Alton, is an old and safe » 
arc none better. Messrs. Hill & Hughes 
liable men, are its agents. 

The Illinois Central Mutual is located i 
has built up a heavy and successful bu 
credibly short time. 

Ihlhbor,,. I S Bl 

II :r. Cyrus 11 

lhntlrilS Stntiu 

\ i 11/ « ^j' ] ^ >'■ 

of Knights T. 
Regalia; Jewel 
Tools, Ballot 1 
goods willdow 
kinds of Regal 


EP.EY. N... liu, State Street, <Jhl- 

'"I'll'.u-. ' . .1 .linn-, c-.irp.-t- Working 

il-ECiiOH TEMPI.AI;, and all other 
t, Chicago, 111. P.O. Box 3684. 




For New Yorlt State. 
,.s.,s. Mvcov 4 Sickles. S« 4:;u Broome street 
■k City. 

For Missouri and West. 
c N. BtaoovNi.. Saint Louis. 

For Micliigan. 
i/llliam I. Balley, Detroit. 

For Nevada. 
amis H. Down. 

For Colorado. 
Ion. A. J. VanDeben, Central City. 

For Illinois and Elsewhere. 

■my: lit Eric. Dr 

"i: Al'u'gli;S'.i*Ac'».'.' '.lames H. Me 

Nevada C 2 ', C Withro 





1 stands pre-cmin.iulv forward among the Insurance 

Companies of the Great Nm-th-west. 

It insures upon cither the 


;hus presenting an appropriate d.paitment for all cases 

,1 good rndo that uia> be ureli.l P„ m mm» 

During the year ending June 1, 1861, this Company 


State ; e »|af5 s ° 1 l f l 1 ,;';,' l 1 ;:;;,;^ t ' 1 ','" v ;.;,y thirty dollars at 
risk. A proportion which n beyond the eontin- 

|I>n ! ,-l.."x,, MO ..'I',;; IMVEo 

D.Blair, Lodge No 

Promptness and 
ts osses. ^ 

3. H. CURRIER, i 





U nation,, and the public geueially, to the following 

l-on, Dr. N. S. Tuc 

Fox' Chicago. 
John Parmlt, No. 6 Tremont Block. 

Geo. A. Loin, No. 48 Thirteenth street, I 

Pace I-'.. Kino, Chicago, 
i T IIusmek Chicago 

II, r. MARTIN l' 
H II 1 \i.o IT'